Photography - Photos of my garden - herbacious and perennial border plants 24th April 2011 to July 2013

My Garden Flowers

I love spending time in my garden, weeding, planting and pruning. Making sure all the plants, shrubs and herbs get plenty of food and water to keep them strong and bright. These pictures are a credit, not to my gardening skills, but to the efforts of my plants, considering their recent unintended neglect, to maintain their beauty.

Aubrietia
Aubrietia
Chaenomeles
Chaenomeles
Clematis, Honeysuckle, Fuschias and Busy Lizzie pot garden
Clematis, Honeysuckle, Fuschias and Busy Lizzie pot garden
Hardy Alpine
Hardy Alpine
I want this plant, it is someones garden but I don't what it is?  I thought someone might be able to tell me so that's why I have included it here
I want this plant, it is someones garden but I don't what it is? I thought someone might be able to tell me so that's why I have included it here
Much loved perennials
Much loved perennials
My garden 24th April 2011
My garden 24th April 2011
My garden 24th April 2011
My garden 24th April 2011
My garden 24th April 2011
My garden 24th April 2011
My garden 24th April 2011
My garden 24th April 2011
My mini Alpine Rockery
My mini Alpine Rockery
St Johns Wort
St Johns Wort
The Apple Tree in blossom
The Apple Tree in blossom
The Ornamental Cherry in blossom
The Ornamental Cherry in blossom

Update Easter 2013

Sadly, I am unable to up date the photographs this year, we have had a pretty bad time over Christmas and New Year, with my 91 year old father-in-law being so poorly and now from Easter (Good Friday) as 24 hour carers we are finding it a little difficult to do anything spectacular with the garden this year apart from maintaining it. I will probably get my hanging baskets done before the end of the month but so far all we can do is maintain the lawns...

Will keep you posted....



One of my hanging baskets - shortly after creation
One of my hanging baskets - shortly after creation | Source
A left over hanging basket - that doesn't actually hang up but is sitting on a large log with the trails draping over....
A left over hanging basket - that doesn't actually hang up but is sitting on a large log with the trails draping over.... | Source

July 2013

It is now July 2013 and with no effort at all the plants in my garden are in full bloom, proudly displaying all their wonderful flowers and bright in colour - rain and sunshine has helped enourmously and the choice of plants to grow, plants that will regrow year on year.

In dire need of some stress therapy I did manage to do the hanging baskets, however.

I bought some trailing fuschias, creeping jenny, trailing geraniums, begonias, salvia, trailing lobilia in a variety of colours from the local car boot sale paying far less than you would if you went to the local supermarket or garden centre. For the lining this year I cut up the empty corn feed plastic bags that we have for the growing family of ducks that frequent out garden. I lined the baskets with the plastic filled the area with the compost from last years hanging baskets, arranged the plants so that the trailers, trailed over the side and topped the soil up around them with the rest of the soil left over and added some compost, I also added in some of the surviving pansies from last years baskets. Watered them and hung them up. The results having been stunning. They probably cost about a fiver each to make and less than an hour of my time to create.


My hanging baskets - July 2013
My hanging baskets - July 2013 | Source

My hanging baskets, the one not-hanging basket and my pot of red dragon lillies (a survivor from last Summer)

My beatiful roses - the peach ones didn't survive unfortunately after they were vandalised last year!!
My beatiful roses - the peach ones didn't survive unfortunately after they were vandalised last year!! | Source

Roses in bloom

Roses just seem to survive, don't they!


Unfortunately my peach roses didn't after being vandalised last year....

And Finally...my Survivors

My garden - poll

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Hope you enjoyed those photographs. My garden looks so pretty at this time of year. it will look even prettier when everything comes into bloom. I would like to document those changes here. So this will be the first of 'My Garden' hubs.

We are going to be making some window boxes as well this year so I will take photographs and show you how that progresses.


Thank you

I hope you enjoyed your visit to my garden today and hope you will call again soon.


Leni Sands

© 2011 Leni Sands

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kerlund74 2 years ago from Sweden

Voted beautiful! Flowers and gardening are a great part of my life. Now I just have a tiny garden, but i fill it with lots of flowers:)


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leni sands 4 years ago from UK Author

Looking forward to the forecasted glorious weather here in the Staffordshire Moorlands - last two days very promising so far..Thanks for the comment. My garden needs a little TLC just at the moment to get it looking like it did last year - just need a little time.


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poowool5 4 years ago from here in my house

Beautiful! Just what I need to inspire me on this grey cold New England morning (mind you we had several days of 83 degrees last week, so can't complain!). Thanks, you have a lovely garden!


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phdast7 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Beautiful photographs. You have such a lovely variety of healthy and diverse plants in your garden. I have always had a black thumb (although when seedlings sprout up under a fruit tree, I am good at transplanting the seedlings and growing a strong healthy new tree), especially when it comes to anything with flowers. Vines and trees are my things, but I love to admire other people's gardens and yours is stunning.


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK Author

Thank you DAL - just waiting for some decent weather and a couple of says off work. The garden roses are beginning to bloom now however the garden boxes are still not ready....the perenial plants 4 the boxes are blooms-in-waiting


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D.A.L. 5 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Hi leni, if the series of garden hub is as good as your first they will indeed be worth the anticipation. Looking forward to them. Best wishes to you.


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK Author

You are welcome...


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marshacanada 5 years ago from Vancouver BC

Thanks for the great photos.


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK Author

Thank you WannaB Writer. I agree about the nature connection. I am hoping to add a new hub soon as soon as my garden is in full bloom. The roses are beginning to come out, the hanging baskets are starting to take off, I am waiting for the clematis to flower and since April I have added a few more to my collection mostly perennials - hopefully some more lovely photo's in my follow up hub. My canalside plot and the window boxes are somewhat delayed (other half hasn't made them yet) but then that'll be another hub.


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WannaB Writer 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

You have quite a variety. Gardening is a wonderful way to connect with nature.


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK Author

Thank you Phyllis, it was nice of you drop by. As we are apparently going to have a bit of a heatwave from Saturday 21st May for two weeks (if you can believe the forecasters) I will be getting my camera out and taking some photographs of the plants many of which are now in full bloom and look lovely. I will probably show these in a new hub.

Hopefully my better half will also start on those window boxes...and my trough(s) for a 'perennial garden' under my window bottom and vegetables in the canalside garden. My list is growing (ha ha)


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Phyllis Doyle 5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Leni, thank you so much for sharing your photography. The photos are lovely. It must be so wonderful to walk through your gardens. I look forward to more photos and an update on your window boxes.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A great hub and thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pictures.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Very beautiful indeed. I love the Hardy Alpine and blooming Apple tree. Thank you.


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK Author

hi Barbara thanks for dropping by. I hope the flowers bloom for you soon. It has only been this last couple of weeks that Englands green and pleasant land has appeared. Almost everything is in blossom cheering everywhere and everyone up after the harsh winter.


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Barbara Kay 5 years ago from USA

These are just beautiful. Sometimes I wish I lived in a warmer state. Here in Michigan, the only thing blooming are the daffodils and most shrubs don't have leaves on yet.


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks you both for visiting -Poohgranma & RTalloni


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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Lovely pics. Looking forward to seeing what color your clematis will be.

I have a white one starting to bloom now, a friend gave me very small "unusual one" that I do not know the color of (and may not know this year), and yesterday I bought and planted a deep wine colored one that has buds getting ready to open.

Thanks for sharing your garden!


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

Just lovely! About all we have growing so far is a little grass and a lot of dandelions!!!

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