Monday, 9 June 2008

The Aliums are flowering

Our garden is in it's second year having moved into a new build house on the site of an old corrugated iron barn. It is lovely to be able to see the fruits of our labours. Last year our rose planned to climb over our porch has exceeded expectations and Husband has wobbled up ladders extending the training wires. The honeysuckle against the front wall has now grown out of our reach and is flowering. However we have one disappointment our ornamental crab apple is suffering some dire disease. Searched the web and understood it could be powdery mildew. Took a sample leaf to a local garden centre and they suggested it was apple scab. Either way we have to spray it with noxious substances. The treatments have made it worse! Never mind - the back garden has sweeping views down to the farm and we have spent the last couple of evenings watching the barn owl swooping low over the field searching for food and often deer wander across and gracefully jump the hedge into the next field and beyond.

1 comment:

DulwichDivorcee said...

Your garden looks absolutely gorgeous, Lindsay. You're putting me to shame - I must get out there and do something with mine!