Gertie’s Garden Tardis. Diary for June, 2019 …The First Two Weeks.

Gertie’s Garden Tardis.
Diary for June, 2019 …The First Two Weeks.


GGTardis now has two arches: and the pink Clematis has at last bloomed, [it took a lot of coaxing!] even more beautiful than ever before. 


On the first two days of June I took pictures of the arches from various angles and it always looks pretty. Am pleased with its addition in GGTardis. 



The Black Elder is flowering by the end of week one.

Purple Clematis bloomed behind Dom’s Shed as well as in the Holly Tree.

Even Dom was impressed by the magnificent show put on by Herb Robert! 


Hoverflies were back in the sunshine, and a seven-spot ladybird.


Bees were still busy, and Blue geraniums lingered on.




A Fuchsia was coming back after the past onslaught of Fuchsia Gall Mite …

Roses were blooming all over the place … blooming lovely! …

Then it rained and the wind blew, for days and days, not sweet soft rain like I had hoped for, but heavy and brutal rain and nasty wind. The wind pushed this Peace rose into the tips of the spiky Firethorn Tree adjacent to it …..

… and it ended up like this, poor thing!

No worries though … there is sunshine again today, June 15th, and the roses are budding and will bounce back: [literally; it’s still silly windy ]
Meanwhile, Thornless Bramble vines are luxuriating in the first arch and the second arch is acclimatising to its place between pink roses and new Clematis vines: and the open dustbin has a well of fresh rainwater inside it 
Still lots to do, a bench to move, spaces to seek out somehow, some slow-germinating beans to nurture, and an intrusive Cherry sapling to remove before it’s too big. Can’t get it tidy, but hey, so far, so green [pink, blue, yellow, red …]

Anne ….. June 15th.

10 Responses

  1. It does you proud, Anne! A stunning display :rose:

  2. The arches are covering quickly, you must be feeding the plants well :good: , such a variety of bees and colour, lovely :rose:

  3. gertie says:

    Am amazed at how quickly the Blackberry vine has thickened up and is flowering too Lynn. It’ as if it really likes the support and position there. I hope the various Clematis babies I have will enjoy climbing up too :-) :rose:

  4. cilla says:

    What a lovely display of blooms and insects Anne. As Jane says, you must be very proud. The rain does ruin the roses for sure :-(

  5. gertie says:

    Thanks Cilla. The flowers are lovely, but there is so little space and sometimes I feel I overcrowd it. I am not proud of it for myself, but I do admire the way the plants, birds and insects get on with it :lol: and am glad it’s a green space in a crowded city. :good: :rose:

  6. VegVamp says:

    Don’t know how I managed to miss this Anne, it is a credit to you. Such a wonderful green oasis, it is beautiful. :rose: I do hope you have a seat in it somewhere, so that you can take the time to appreciate it. :good:

  7. gertie says:

    :lol: Thanks Karen :good:
    Oddly enough I was looking at the one remaining seat, in The Arbour, this morning, and thinking, ” I must clear all the overhanging stuff, as it’s taking over!” :lol: There will be another seat to replace the wooden one which eventually rotted away next to Dom’s shed … still a work in progress and continual change! If I sweep the paths frequently, a not too onerous task, it’s nice to walk around, and the scent of early Clematis is being replaced now by Privet blossom. :clover: :rose:

  8. Allan says:

    Nice assortment of flowers Anne,You have crammed them in the same as me. :good: :rose:

  9. gertie says:

    Maybe a bit less orderly than you Allan :lol: but thank you nevertheless :-) :love: :rose:

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