I know I said I was going to keep linking monthly to keep an update of our garden, but the truth is, I'm getting slightly addicted to watching the plants as they grow and to sharing it here. We've had pretty terrible gardening weather here this week, although Monday was a gorgeous day (how fantastic is that for a bank holiday?!).
We decided to spend the day at my Mum's house. Her garden is simply wonderful. She spends so much time in it and you can really tell, because as I walked through the garden gate it kind of hit me all at once - so many different plants and flowers, a complete opposite to our efforts in our own garden really!
I'd forgotten my own camera and so I grabbed Mum's camera and had a few minutes to myself snapping my favourite bits while the children all ran around for a bit. The pictures aren't the best but I did what I could as it seemed too good an opportunity to miss. My favourites are the hostas. I'd love some in my own garden, although I've tried to grow them in the past they always end up being eaten by slugs and looking terrible. Looking at Mum's vast collection of them, I'm very tempted to try again as they are really great plants.
I've no idea what this next plant is but it captured my attention with its delicate hanging flowers.
I love clematis and since we cut ours back I have really missed it. My mum has convinced me that I need a different type of plant and this one she has is really pretty and also doesn't cover half the garden like our Montana did!
Lovely lupins. Mum has these everywhere and they do really well in her garden. This is just the back corner of the garden. I like how they are poking up between the other plants here.
These are just a few of the pictures that I took. Annoyingly most of the others are either out of focus or have disappeared into cyberspace as I tried to email them from Mum's computer to ours.
We spent the rest of the day in the garden playing badminton with the children. It was loads of fun and such a gorgeous space to be in. Again, I would share a picture of DH as he