Pres Garden … First Day

Pres Garden … First Day

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I woke at dawn as the sun was trying to squeeze through the clouds.

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A crow flew off a cider apple tree as I took its picture …..

…then joined others flying round and round in the blue air, crying and cawing!

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On the other side of the house …….

….. what a sight the garden was!

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Too much grass! ….. so we set about making cut inroads!

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On the other hand, some of the herbs and flowers are glorious!

Rhododendrons …..

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Flowering Sage, complete with Hummingbird Hawk Moth …..

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…..and very fluffy bees!

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Amongst the long fronds of grass, other flowers glow.

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There are lovely, white roses ….. yellow, pink and red.

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I love the sage, and will cut round islands of daisies.

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Stonecrop graces the walls, and that pretty, blue geranium is in flower.

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Our lovely, old apple tree is ailing. I have to decide what to do.

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A first, busy day ends …..

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… tomorrow, more grass cutting.

Anne ….. 26.05.25

 

24 Responses

  1. Hayley says:

    Beautiful Anne :rose: You have two completely different homes with that single common thread, the garden and its occupants. You must have been laying down to get the daisies and buttercups, love it! :heart:

  2. dixon says:

    Looks very nice gertie :rose: …………………looks like you have a lot of grass to cut though. :yes:

    • gertie says:

      Sure do Dixon…..still working on it….will give an update at a later date ….. and despite the graft it is lovely here ….we are so lucky to have found it when we did, [25 odd years ago] and managed to keep hold of it for a while :yes:

  3. It looks as if you have timed your visit to perfection with the flowers first flush of lovely blooms

    • gertie says:

      I am so pleased to see all the daisies again Paula ….. one of the advantages of no longer having a regular grass cutter ….. always a silver lining somewhere :rose: Love it :yahoo:

  4. Anne, looks fab Anne and so much colour. The long grass must be haven for bees, butterflies etc It looks so natural. :rose:

  5. Bill says:

    Stunning stuff Anne, Salvias, Roses and the like plus a beautiful selection of wildflowers, Think I would be inclined to give CP a miss for quite a while this year, this place is idyllic :good:

  6. gertie says:

    That’s how I feel each time I come Bill…reluctant to start and reluctant to leave :wacko: I LOVELOVELOVE the daisies in the grass. :yahoo:

  7. karenp says:

    Anne well what a difference to the night from the night before vision , as it looks like a wildflower meadow you have and a true haven for the wildlife, totally agree with Bill and would be so tempted to stay longer as what a glorious location too and a beautiful house :yes: :good:

  8. gertie says:

    Thank you Karen :rose: , it is a wild flower meadow …love it :yahoo: :rose:

  9. cilla says:

    It looks idyllic Anne and what beautiful flowers, an absolute haven for wildlife and humans alike. :rose:

    • gertie says:

      It is Cilla, I often wish we could all have a Nature Week here!!
      This just shows the wilderness though, and we have to cut down so much grass to get it usable again as a garden refuge :wacko:
      That has to be done carefully too as the crickets, spiders, beetles and butterflies object. :rake: Dom narrowly missed a toad yesterday!! :harvest: :rose:

  10. VegVamp says:

    What a glorious sight Anne, don’t know if I’d ever want to leave. :rose:

  11. gertie says:

    We hum and hah over that Karen :lol: but the NHS and London and friends at home draw us back :yes: :rose:

  12. Beanstew says:

    Can only imagine the mixture of trepidation and delight with which you approach the Pres on each visit – huge labour and then pervading peace. It is a beautiful place Anne, and can certainly grow a great crop of grass – think I’d be looking for someone to tether animals which could keep it down a bit. But I’d love to have such a problem.

  13. gertie says:

    Got it in ONE Sheila :lol: :good:
    Our farm neighbours crop the orchard with their sheep, but the rest is down to us ….. long story there too :rose:

  14. shedsue says:

    Oh my…just perfect…..colourful, pretty, wildlife friendly..it’s got it all…and yes, how do you both tear yourselves away? :heart: :rose:

  15. gertie says:

    :lol: with difficulty Sue :lol:

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