Friday, 12 June 2009

Another gorgeous day at Macbiehill

and of course I made the very most of it. The garden is now like a symphony of colours and is slowly gearing itself up for the highlight of the summer (at least as far as I am concerned), when the roses are coming out and the poppies put on their sparkling display.

But before that happens other plants have already started to play. One of these is John's favourite, the lupin. We grow more of these plants from seed every year and plant them out wherever there is an empty looking spot. They are a very traditional British cottage garden plant and to me they look like flames raising their heads above the surrounding greenery. They are very susceptible to green fly but fortunately we have lots of birds in the garden so they keep the investations to a manageable level.


There are also smaller beauties clammering for a bit of attention and if you have this stunning yellow colour, it's hard to miss. This stonecrop grows in a trough (made by John) and is getting larger every year. It has now started to spread out over the ground as well as all over the trough. I love the textures of the picture above and below are the flowers in more detail. Remember they are only 3/8" wide, in other words, tiny!


I finished another ATC for my Generosity ATC project today too. As a reminder, if you leave a comment on this blog and provide me with your address (if I haven't got it already!) you will receive an ATC made by me, sometime! I have a list and will be working my way through it as well as adding the address of new blog comment posters. If you don't want to post your address on the comments (and it is really safer not to do so!) send me an e-mail. My e-mail address is on the right hand side of this blog! Gunnel in Sweden was the first recipient of an ATC and she was so sweet and mailed me a lovely one back, which is a wonderful gesture but remember by no means necessary!

5 comments:

Maggi said...

Wow, those flowers are like none I've ever seen! I'm going to need an aerial view of your garden, lol. I'm trying to picture all of the views you've shared with us together in my mind and can only imagine that your garden must encompass all of Scotland! lol It's so enchanting!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

gorgeous colours in your gardens! lupins are one of my favorites, too!

Lenna Andrews said...

So beautiful, Frieda! Thanks again for sharing your gardens. : ) lenna

Anonymous said...

Frieda

It has been some time since I sat down and had a peek at your work....It is stunning as usual. Thanks for sending photos of your garden.

Bonnie

Debby said...

WOW!!! The gardens are gorgeous. Wish mine looked like this.
Debby

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