My beautiful garden update

Rosa 'New Dawn'

My climbing Rosa ‘New Dawn’has burst open this week… there are so many fragrant flowers I can hardly count them. I have the rose near the back door and near windows… so that when we walk past you always catch a beautiful whift of fragrant delicate perfume! Sweet memories!

Rosa 'New Dawn'

Great idea is now to cut some roses if you have them in your own garden, and put 3 in a small glass on your night table next to your bed, or some in your own home office or several glasses in a row on a mantle piece or coffee table.
It looks really pretty! and you get the heavenly treat of perfume!


After having been away for a couple of days, coming back to the home base is really lovely, everything in the garden has grown and the borders, which looked dismally empty at the beginning of spring, are now filling up! Last years planting and reorganizing is paying off….

Lushious green foliage of ferns, hydrangea’s, geraniums, alchemilla’s, nepeta and Prairie grasses

Nepeta faassennii & Molinia 'Karl Foerster'

Nepeta faassennii

Male king ferns & Hydrangea 'Annabelle'

In the garden I have also used Hedera Helix as a natural green fence. Here it grows through rusty thick wire (used on building sites as divider/support for the cement floors). It is not so bulky as a thick new conifer hedge and is good alternative!

Hedera Helix used as a natural green fence

I love this combination of Alchemilla Mollis and the prairie grass Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ … it lasts all through to autumn… and the Calamagrostis until end of february as gorgeous winter silhoutte.

Alchemilla mollis & Calamagrostis 'Karlf Foerster'

My advice is to always get at least 5/7 or 9 of each plant depending on the size availble… never just 1 example… except for large species… most of the prairie grasses 3 per m2.

Tip of the day is: Always keep your wateringcan filled up… and water container plants daily…. even if it has rained all day!

Have fun gardening and make it beautiful….

make her beautiful

oh yes and keep weeding daily as you walk by… Terrace, balcony or garden! Better a few a day than hours on end!

Love Carolyn

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  1. phillip arnold says:

    Carolyn,what a fantastic blog,pretty and interesting.

  2. Carolyn says:

    Hi Philip,

    Thank you so much for the compliment!

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