This weekend, some of the plants in the garden are fading away and some are reaching their full glory. We’ve had sunny, warm weather in Manchester (20C degrees) – though it’s been windy. I’ve been happily reflecting on the year that’s gone by. It’s our first wedding anniversary this weekend, so we’re away.
I’m joining up with the Propagator and his band of gardeners from around the world for Six on Saturday (though I wrote and photographed this post on Friday – I hope the scheduling works = oops it didn’t). Here’s his latest post for 29 September 2018,
It’s very simple – take photos of six things around your garden or locality and write about them – it can be anything from plants, to new projects, disasters or wild successes. I’ll be catching up with all the posts next week
1. Arbour on the decking
This is the new Arbour finished – we used some of our garden centre wedding vouchers 🙂 We’re thinking about painting it to match the fence. What do you think?
I took a photo of this last week – it was pure white. six on Saturday – Hydrangea Panticularta – 22 September 2018
3. Saliva with Yoda
As you can see, they’re in front of the arbour at the bottom of the garden. The salvia came from B&Q so the label was less than helpful – Red. It’s about 18 high at the moment and is enjoying the late September sunshine.
Yoda arrived in the garden about six years ago – he moves around but has been at the bottom of the garden all year. I love yoda and he’s appeared many times on the blog – #yoda. I’ve loved Star Wars since I saw it aged 11 in 1976, so it’s been mentioned a few times too – Star Wars
4. Sunset? Rose
This beautiful rose was one of the few flowers in my front garden when I bought the house nine years ago. Its bud is a deep orange, opening and then fading to a faded red, orange and yellow – like watching a sunset. It has a fairly strong rose scent so I think it’s an older style rose. It usually flowers in two bursts in June/July and September but depending on weird weather conditions it’s flowered in November and January (in different years!)
This rose has appeared in vases often:
Fellow gardeners – any idea what its name might be?
5. Virginia Creeper – red!
It’s been sunny and warm here in Manchester this week – and as you can see the neighbour’s Virginia Creeper is looking stunning. Two weeks ago it was was green
6. Our first wedding anniversary 🙂
I hope you don’t mind that these pictures are from a year ago, but my wedding bouquet had lavender flowers we’d grown in our garden. All the flowers from my wedding bouquet had special meanings for us but I’ll write about that another time. Lavender is my favourite flower and My Chap loves it too. We have about 15 lavender bushes around the front garden – it loves the full sun and rubbly conditions.
The lavender bushes in our garden have looked just as stunning as they did this time last year. Every time I walk past lavender or smell the scent it reminds me of the BEST DAY.
We had a flower, love, laughter and music filled wedding – I wore a dress in my favourite colour purple, covered in flowers. We got married in a beautiful garden on a glorious September afternoon with our family and friends from near and far – We had an afternoon tea, two wedding cakes and dancing til very late. When you get married at our age you do exactly what you want 😉
Here’s some lyrics from a special song at our wedding –
You and me were always with each other
Before we knew the others was ever there
You and me we belong together
Just like a breath needs the air
I told you if you called I would come runnin’
Across the highs the lows and the in between…
you and me written and sung by you + me
YouTube video You and Me – You + Me
We love each other mind, body and spirit – we always will. He’s my last and greatest love – my rock. He thinks I’m pretty awesome too 🙂
What happy memories do flowers or plants remind you of?
Do you know who sings ‘you and me’?
Have a lovely weekend – and fingers crossed my blog scheduling works 😉
love Bec 🙂