with self-portrait, I see.
This post is a garden interlude as I shall not be much at home in the next week or so. I will be missing more of your posts, so apologies.
In April this tub was empty and on May 3 it looked like this. A pink peony, name unknown. Rosa Warm Welcome (beautifully scented and very prickly) above rhododendron Yakushimanum Titian Beauty.
The Warm Welcome looks exactly that. Gorgeous.
Thanks, one of my happiest buys many years ago.
I just love hostas, the foliage is so rich.
This one, bought as a small plant, has surprised us by its rich foliage over the years.
Thanks, we are lucky with our garden.
Beautiful flowers. I love hostas and roses.
Yes, they are both very rewarding (slugs and greenfly notwithstanding).
I like the pictures.
(You won’t be missing many of my posts, I seem to have given up writing them.)
Thanks, I feel I could write a post everyday, but I can’t keep up with the responses and I’m away so much. I like to see other people’s posts too, so I am perpetually behind.
My hosta’s are blooming, I saw it yesterday…for the first time ever. What a special treat. Love the selfie in the window 🙂
Thanks, the selfie was unplanned!
Love the peony!
I like it too, I moved it from A to B years ago and had given up expecting it to flower… so it did.
I MUST find one of them hostas, HCG !!! – I LONG for one. http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s1866707.htm
Just goes to show, eh ? [grin]
Just make sure you know what size it is likely to reach!
Lovely spring flowers, Hilary!
Thanks, it doesn’t matter what else is going on, I only have to walk into the garden to find something to smile at.
Nice selfie Hillary. 🙂 and beautiful flowers. –Curt
Unplanned, but show we were having a rare hour or so of rain.
Hosta la vista, Hilary?
A rivederci! Glyndebourne last night and again on Wednesday! Cross hedgehog last night with no dinner.
Miracles do happen! Your host has such large leaves, magnificent. Love the reds in the last photo too! 🙂
I think plants are altogether miraculous. The host and the orange/red rose have personalities of their own.
That hosta is enormous! I don’t know that I’ve ever seen one that large. It must have found a happy home in that pot.
Yes, it came as a surprise to us. It is rightly called Sum and Substance and I am yearly expecting it complain about the way its roots are being squeezed.
Your hosta is as green as your thumb, Hilary! I remember your earlier story on this plant…and indeed, what a nice selfie!
It’s still growing!
Love the climbing rose ❤
It gives me great happiness (and scratches) every year.
Hahah some scratches are totally worth the happiness ❤