Just now it's too hot to work in the gardens in the middle of the day, so early mornings, or evenings.
Since the sun going down around 22:00 there is a good 4 hours to do some job.
Like shifting stones for a new path!
But first: The Great Globe Thistle opened up its first flower today and quickly the Bumble Bees where there, I love it, my garden is buzzing all day long as I hoped :D
And just below in the shadow is the Dahlia "Playa Blanca" brighten up with it's first flower as well
In my shadow garden behind the "barn" have some work been done, yes I do actually working in the garden as well as taking photos of pretty flowers, they all need a start :D
Some of You maybe remember the mudbath it was there when I started this spring, if not, here it IS
Digging new flowerbeds here is always intresting, and hard work. Since there wheren't any Garbage collecting in the old days, people digged holes in their garden and dumped the stuff there. I find a lot of animal bones, porcelain, rusty metal, corks,... but mostly rocks and slagstones.
The rounder rocks going to a new path in the large shadow flower bed, from the garden to the compost. I just fill up everytime I find one
My Yellow "Meadow-Rue"/"Aklejruta" is the first to bloom in the part to the west, but more is coming
It looks pretty empty now, but these plants will be pretty large so I space them out a bit and have planted a lot of different ground cover plants to keep the moist here in the future.
(far left is a willow from our cottage)
Here to the East have the Rhododendrons had their amazing show, and now it's the different Day Lillies time to show off. Here the "Bugle weed"/"Revsuga" quickly cover the ground.
Next to the shaddow flower bed is the Irisbed. My neighbor cats use this as their toilet so many Irises are gone :(, but I'm continuing my task and have planted a lower Pink/White Geranium to cover the ground here so the cats have to find somewhere else to do their dumps. The Geraniums will also give a soft contrast to the sharp Iris leafs.
The Willow to the left was a braided stick I bought at the Nordic Garden Fair from some Danes.
Here in the end of the "Mid Easter Report" You can see when I planted it!
I put it there for fun, and since it's the lowest most moist part of my garden so I thought I could use it to suck up some water.
It seems to like it there
Not being a Fuchsia Lover/Expert, this "Fuchsia Jubilee" makes me change my mind!
I love it by my evening coffee place and it's quickly growing to a small bush.
My first Garlic Harvest of the "Aglio Rossi di Sulmona" from Gourmetgarage
And with that it's time to get out and enjoy the sun&heat, Per!