THE FRONT GARDEN
The Front Garden doesn't get featured as much as the other garden areas, an omission that I thought I would try to remedy this week.
1. The Front Terrace
This is the view looking along the front of the house towards the Oak tree. The white geranium in the nearest pot is three years old.
2. Rosa Iceberg
This needs no introduction from me, I'm sure. She is ignoring the Autumnal tinge to the air, and flowering away very happily.
3. Rosa Golden Showers
I think the name is a little unfortunate, but it's another rose that flowers profusely and it has the bonus of dark glossy leaves. I don't quite like the acid yellow blooms against the warm terracotta brick, and I was going to ask what your opinion was. However, the camera has cooled the colour of the brick and changed the flowers to a buttery yellow instead, so it doesn't look so bad!
For the first time I tried growing some bedding plants from seed. They struggled early on, but the survivors have done surprisingly well.
5. The Green Border
This border has struggled in the last two summers. It is dry from the trees, and gets plenty of sun which bakes the soil. The green domes, are Hebe rakaiensis.
6. Jobs for the Weekend
Here's Mr Bailey contemplating the Summer house roof. It needs replacing. He wondered if it would be cheaper to just get a new Summer house. It isn't. So that's his job for the weekend sorted.
I hope your jobs for the weekend are more enjoyable. Many thanks to The Propagator as always, for hosting Six on Saturday, even when he's on his hols.