House and Garden, 2015


January Gardening
2015

The House


The Gardener ...

... and the labourer

leeks

Compost heaps (newer, old), Brussel Sprouts

Parsnips for washing

The harvest


One of the last leeks

Cyclamen & Christmas Cactus

Cyclamen

Christmas Cactus

Aloe Variegata

Spring Flowers
March 2015

Crocus


Heather

Daffodils on the lawn

Daffodils ...

... in the border with crocuses

Primroses ...

... in the border


Hyacinths (Mother's Day present)
April 2015


The driveway weeded and sanded

The first red Amarylis

Expanding (May)


The first orange and white Amarylis

Expanding (May)


running amok


on show

Forsythia

Tulips

The rear aspect of the garden ...

... and in the sunshine in May

Cherry blossom

White Rhododendron

Berberis

Japanese Maple

Pond Buttercups

Courgettes, just planted out on the older compost heapin May

Broad beans growing in May

Bluebells


The crimson Rhododendron ...

... with bluebells ...

... fully out ...

... and glorious

Apple Blossom

The Cherry outside the house

Flowering cactus


Mini rhodendron in the rockery

The Tree Peony ...


... in all its blowsy glory!



The new pink Rhododendron


Easter Cactus

The Singapore orchid, about to flower again!




The final amarylis flower (last of about 25 blooms)


The newer rhododendron

Allium by the compost

Wisteria

The front bed with a prominent maple

Flag

Lilac

the Pineapple, starting to grow again

Cactus Flower


Rose: Munstead Wood

Allium

A very blue flag


Poppy

Foxglove

The final rhododenron

Ann Boleyn


Clematis



Through the arch

Peonies


Another flag

Renovating the Shed
July 2015




Windows repaired; shed creosoted.

Complete with flowers


Peonies

Climbers

The purple Elder

Rugosa Hedge

Emma Hamilton


Speckled Wood

Cactus in bloom


Re-potting
July 2015

An owl collided with our window
iit departed about an hour later
August 2015




Home grown tomatoes

A moth

Large courgettes, for chutney
September 2015



September

The Pineapple, ready to harvest



Hydrangeas

Pansies

Rose Hips

Dahlias and Cosmos




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