Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer colour

52 Photos Project Week 9: Summer Colours

I struggled a bit with this prompt. I haven't bought any summer bedding plants for the garden yet, and there is little colour out there. This is (I think) aubretia, my Mum gave me some from her garden years ago, and it grows very happily along my side fence. 

I am late getting plants in this year. I put some sweet peas in a few weeks ago, that was a bit late too, and they don't seem to be doing too well.  The ones in a pot in the back garden look okay, but some that I planted along the wall by the front door look very sickly, not helped I think by the cat that keeps using the area as a toilet. I have sprinkled chilli powder out there this morning, hopefully that might keep it away. Nothing against cats, just wish they would use their own garden, not mine. 

Summer is a long time coming this year. The weather has been so bad for so long, I lose all garden enthusiasm. Then we have a sunny day like today and I long to have pretty flowers all around. No sooner has that feeling taken hold, than the skies cloud over, it rains solidly for another week and I go off the idea! Speaking of grey skies, I have just glanced up and the clouds are looking ominous again. Sigh. 

Hopefully the rain will hold off long enough for a trip to the garden centre soon and there will be more summer colours in my garden very soon!


  1. I hope you get some flowers. I am lucky that my husband is the gardener around here. I get to enjoy :)

  2. Love this photo. Nice colors!

  3. photo is great and filled with summer color!
    thank your Mom, perennials are what save me
    until I get a chance to start planting annuals!

  4. We've had rain the last few days too. The flowers are lovely. Hope the sun comes shining soon!

  5. Oooh, and Aaah! Beautiful flowers. Wish I were having some of the rain I was inundated with in May!

  6. The colours are beautiful and very summery. I'm in Australia in the middle of winter and getting very jealous of those of you on the other side of the world!

  7. Beautiful colored flowers....Judith, Texas

  8. It still looks wonderful from a wintery New Zealand!

  9. I had grand plans for a flowerbed this year that never made it out of my head.

    I have a few herbs on the porch that I try to remember to water each day.

    You could send some of that rain over here...we're parched!!!


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