As Spring gives way to early Summer, members' garden photographs keep coming. It's so lovely to see your prized plants, bulbs, trees etc. and all looking so splendid. Do keep on sending them, I am sure they are brightening everyone's day. Below is Rem Moser's garden complete with stunning tulips and a grand vista.
Not a slug in sight on Janet Pooley's fine collection of hostas. Long may that continue!
Pauline and Charles Lund's front garden is looking a picture right now. I took these pictures from their front gate (with permission obviously). It looks ravishing.
Here are some pretty pictures of Jean White's garden in Itchen Abbas (below) including one of her helper who looks to be putting up the beans support!
Gillian Taylor's garden is looking wonderful - of course, we would have been visiting it in June for an evening wander through the roses clutching a glass of wine.....oh what a pity, hopefully next year.
Next are 2 pictures from Dilys Warwick's garden in Ropley. Her captions are:" the Under Gardener doesn't seem to be making much progress" and; "a white helleborine found near a hedge". Thanks for those Dilys.
Inspired by our visit to Arundel Castle last April, Jean White has sent me a picture of her glorious Princess of Wales clematis. Just beautiful.
Surely Tony G isn't trying to show off with his sweet peas! He says they have never looked so good and from the photograph, they are pretty special.
I don't think it is my imagination that the roses are simply extraordinary this year? Certainly that is the case in Janet and Peter Pooley's garden.....have a look at these beauties. The Golden Gate is growing in a home made container but gets a lot of TLC and food!
Jane Parsonson is very proud of and happy with her new 5 metre vegetable cage. My, what a lot of produce in there: sweetcorn, kale, chard, onions, carrots,beetroot, lettuce and parsley. All grown from seed. Fabulous!
Meanwhile, Cathy Swann is proving that you can grow your vegetables in a very small space. In this picture, there are 3 tumbling tomatoes in each basket (watered with homemade comfrey plant food), courgette in up cycled water butt underneath, another tomato in basket on left hand side with rosemary in water butt. There are 3 climbing French beans hiding behind hollyhock, now climbing up trellis. NB: Please see our new BLOG page (same password) for a lively debate which is going on about organic, home made plant food. Banana "tea", comfrey juice (liquid gold according to our correspondent) and nettle brew are just some of the topics. It's a regular GQT going on on the blog page - do join in!!!
And finally, to complete a trio of veg pictures, here is my vegetable garden at the moment. It really is chock full of goodies all of which are thriving, due to me having the time during lockdown to devote to it. The mice have been enjoying my broad beans and my spinach has gone to seed but other than that, I am very happy with it. Everything in it, grown from seed too!
And, as summer slowly fades into autumn, here is a wonderful shot of Judith and George Hand's magnificent "bee border" from their charming garden in Alresford. We also have a picture of their runner beans climing up some obelisks, making full use of garden infrastructure.