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Tuesday
May222018

Aquilegia and other blooms.

Every single year I have to google how to spell aquilegia. Oh well. Here they are, in that corner of the walled garden that no doubt will soon be destroyed by construction debris (more on that in a minute), so I thought I should take a few pictures. And while I was at it, I took a few more pictures of other parts of the garden that are pretty right now. 

So the bricks you are seeing in that picture belong to our barn, and said barn will undergo major construction work this summer, basically: The roof will come off, a good part of the timbering will be replaced, the roof will go up again. Or that is the plan. We are doing most of it ourselves to save money and I think all this will be interesting.  

But then again it´s not the worst timing since the walled garden is looking so sad these days anyway. When I did my "redo" of the beds I couldn´t bear to touch the Iris, they are my favorites and I have been so looking foward to see them bloom this year (last year we were on holiday at this time of year). Sadly while they are beautiful it does look odd since they are the only mature plants in the beds right now. 

More aquilegia, and the paeonies (I have to google these too) are about to bloom.

This is baptisia australis, a plant that I bought years ago on a garden fair. It took years to develop but look how nice it is right now! 

Still love this long border, it´s looking really nice already and will be even nicer in the weeks and months to come. 

Salvia. Always love salvia. 

I recently bought this table and four chairs for that lovely space under the trees (thank you tax return). Last summer we had a seating area here as well but nobody ever sat there since the chairs/table were so shabby. Sometimes proper garden furniture does make sense. 

More aquilegia, here in the veggie garden, they are slowly but surely taking over the strawberry patch but I don´t mind one bit. 

We brought the old windows back for the "glasshouse" that my husband built a few years ago (and never finished it, but NO OFFENSE) and I love how they look. The same husband built me a pair of sturdy trellises for my runner beans which you can also see here, so he is maybe forgiven for never finishing other things. 

Blooming chives in the veggie garden. Confession, I only grow chives to see them bloom. It´s a good enough reason, right? 

Bonus picture of my Bruno bear with his little ball that he loves so much that he is schlepping it around all day every day. 

That is all! Construction starts today, the scaffolding is going up. Wish us luck! 

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Reader Comments (8)

first of all lovely pictures...your garden looks fantastic..and secondly good luck with the barn, maybe it was a good idea to have some hammock time yesterday! xx

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

Yes, chives are for flowers only and the rare recipe that calls for them, but that is really rare. The iris look fantastic, that picture is worthy of printing and hanging.

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

Blooming chives have always been my favourite, so I totally get you! And I lovelovelove the garden, its been kinda my dream to have a garden like this "when I grow up" ... its about time ;) But for now I've been taking care of my balcony and the flowers are living the good life there as well, good enough for now!

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEva

The rock garden is beautiful. With all the fresh new growth the flowers are quite startling set above the rich green. And the table and chairs under the trees look as though they have always been there. I know there has been so much hard work and planning but sometimes you must pinch yourself at the beauty of your garden.

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSally

So funny, in the US (at least, where I live) we call aquilegia "Columbine". Some of our neighbors have them, and I am hoping to plant some (and peonies too) when we're done renovating our home.

Good luck with the barn, I hope it's magnificent when it's done!

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

So beautiful!

May 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJessB

Lovely, as usual. I was reading an interesting article in the NYTimes today about how plants like to be with other plants. I think you would like it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/style/understanding-what-makes-plants-happy.html

June 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

I absolutely enjoyed reading your blog post and looking at the lovely pictures of your flowers. Your garden looks so inviting. Thank you for sharing!

June 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAiane Karla

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