Wednesday, 1 June 2016

In Celebration of June


The oldest Rose in my garden it was grown from
a cutting but not by me, for I don't have green fingers.

A compote of blooms at the southern entrance.
I rarely prune unless they obstruct me !

A mass of Hawthorn blossom behind the studio is grounded by Lilac

She is delicate, pink and runs wild. Her fragrance
 though has a much lower note than the old Rose!
Just as the Lilac grounds the Hawthorn above so too does
a sneaky white flower behind ground the Lilac.

I just had to share with you the sky above us this morning.















24 comments:

  1. I don't know why but Blogger are dragging their feet on circulating this blog - does anybody have any ideas of why this is ?

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  2. Hi Mel - wonderful photos and delights of a garden - looks just amazing and those old roses are too delicious not to spend time with revelling in their perfume.

    Re your blog query ... sorry no idea - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you Hilary. I spent a happy half hour toddling around the garden with my camera taking lots of photo's and then whittling them down to the few shown here.

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  3. You may gloat over there in the extreme West Heron. He in the (almost) extreme East of the UK it is very cold, cloudy and there is a strong North Easterly blowing. Flaming June indeed!

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    1. Oh' dear me Pat, where on earth did you get the idea that I was gloating over a bit of sunshine ?
      I live in the in the midlands which is halfway between the east and west coasts of Ireland; a country which is noted for its rainfall and where four or more days of sunshine is often seen as being the summer.
      Thank you for your comment I hope the weather picks up for you.

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  4. Our roses were in full bloom last week and looking splendid. Unfortunately this week's rain has left them in a very sorry state with most of their petals scattered on the ground. Just love the smell of a scented rose.

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    1. Thank you for your interest Sue. One of great things about roses is that their flowering season is quite long and that although your blooms have bit hit by a storm, new buds will soon appear providing you with another flowering.

      We have a Bank Holiday on Monday I dare say the weather will deteriorate as per usual ? :-)

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  5. Glorious. And as for the garden, you must be doing something right. Besides, you don't need green fingers. All you need is a thumb.

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    1. Thank you Mitchell :)
      I gave up using my thumb when I bought a car and started giving others lifts!

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  6. June in bloom! I do so love lilac and it will not grow here.

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    1. Ah' well different plants for different climates, that's the way it is Janet.
      Thank you for the comment and enjoy your day.

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  7. Lovely flowers. Hawthorns are my favourites and we have planted loads on our land

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    1. Excellent, well done for they provide good wind breaks too. The flowers and fresh leaves make good remedies for the heart and circulation. The red berries can also provide a flavoursome jam.
      Thank you for being a fan of The Hawthorne Patricia :)

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  8. Beautiful pictures. The hawthorn blossom seems particularly abundant this year :-) xx

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    1. Thank you for the comment Teresa.
      Yes, there is an abundance of Hawthorne this year and perhaps it being a 'protector of the heart' then Mother Nature is giving us a gift - do you think ? xxx

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    2. Certainly feels like a gift :-) xx

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  9. I really enjoy the look of an established garden that has not been over-pruned!
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    1. No chance of that happening here, we are both into wildlife Bazza :)

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  10. These are indeed pleasant days! And what joy you take in that garden, it's lovely to share that joy with you. The flowers, the fragrance and colours. In our garden...well....the weeds are ravishing and in rich variations!!
    However, there are roses I am proud of . I would never dare having a garden anywhere near either Ireland or England, but I do enjoy one when it's well cared for. Thank you. I'll be back with some swedish folkmusic very soon, it would be nice to have your view on it!!!

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    1. Thank you for the pleasant comment FT, oh there are plenty of plants that are called weeds in my garden and there is room for them thrive and as some say weeds are only plants that folk do not how to use ;-)

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  11. Beautiful photos Heron, wandering round a garden in June is perfect....

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    1. Thank you Thelma and we are lucky to have the sunny weather too.

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  12. Beautiful garden and lovely sunshine! Hopefully we are going to get some of that today, the last few days have been cold enough to fire up the woodburner :( xxx

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    1. Hello Fran thank you for leaving a comment.
      Strange how the weather/temperature fluctuate and how those who 'believe' that they are in the know inform us about the climate warming - proving once again that their logic is at fault :-)
      Yes it has been very warm in Ireland for the last few days, which is a gift, for we are generally much cooler.

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