Sunday, 5 July 2009

How Does The Garden Grow?

All photos are the copy right of Maggie May.


'Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does the garden grow?'

'With silver bells and cockle shells
and pretty maids all in a row.'


That's how the old nursery rhyme goes anyway and you may well be wondering what is growing in my garden after the shock of the scaffolders earlier on.



A pot of Pelargoniums ( commonly known falsely as a geranium.)


Passiflora caerulea known as the common Passion Flower.



Species Geranium....... Johnson's Blue.



Clematis...... unknown name.



Another Clematis that I'm not sure of the name either.
Incidentally, I wonder how you pronounce this word? Clem - ate- is or Clem- attis?

So all in all, my garden does seem to have some lovely living things in it and once it is all tidied up, should look more like it used to, which is more than I can say about the kitchen at the moment!



45 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Your passion flower is lovely. I had a superb one and it just died last year - I have no idea why! :(

I say Clem-attis.

Salute said...

Your flowers are very pretty.

The Green Stone Woman said...

I love your Clematis and have always wanted one, but have had no success yet. Maybe I don't have the right place for it. In Dutch we say Cluh mah tis. With the emphasis on mah.

Brian Miller said...

the colors in the passion flower are amazing. what a cool garden you are growing...

Mickle in NZ said...

Despite the work of the May Builders the flowers bloom!

Lovely seeing passion flowers in England. The vines only last a few years, but they give such beauty.

The folks planted a new one last Summer as the existing one had looked very sad - both are now doing very well. Hooray for a bumper crop next Summer.

So many beautiful clematis plants plus pelagoniums (so easy to raise more from these, I should do so). The lemony scented pelagoniums are also great insect repellers, especially of wasps.

Happy garden redevelopment of the rest - do have fun with this and include space for a nice "Maggie" seat in the midst of it all.

caring huggles, Michelle xxx

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Jeni said...

Very pretty flowers, Maggie. I have never seen a passion flower before but it's beautiful. I loved it. Wonder if it would grow over here? But then, if anything, in the line of flowers would grow with me in charge of it, that's a wonder for sure.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi:)

I'm coming from Salute's blog.

The photos are absolutely great with wonderful colorful flowers. Your narration is excellent.

Have a nice day:)
Joseph

aims said...

Oh Maggie! Your flowers are just beautiful!

We had frost on July 2nd. Where my brother is - 40 minutes from me - they had ice when they got up in the morning. They set a record low!

All the flowers are taking a terrible hit here. We have never had such a cold (summer - if you can call it that) We are also experiencing the worst drought in 20 years. Sad sad sad.

At least I can see some lovely flowers here.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Looks like it is recovering very well Maggie. The flowers are lovely. Our passion flower is almost out now and we have some pelargoniums and geraniums. No clem-attis though! A x

Suburbia said...

I won't mention the kitchen then!

Beautiful flowers in your (huge!!) garden. I love the passion flower. Do you know the story behind all the bits of it. I used to but have forgotten it. (I may not be making sense!)

Celia said...

Lovely flowers. The clematic looks wonderful our is is desperate straites,read somewhere you need to cut them back each year? Small birds are nesting in it though, frazzled though it may be.

Nessa said...

That passion flower is very interesting.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Great flower photos Maggie - lovely

MarmiteToasty said...

So very pretty...... I love clematis and have one outside me back door that I cut down last year so as to paint the back of the house and its grown like crazy this year.... treat em mean, they love it :)

I havent been able to do much to me garden under the circumstances but my 4 huge hanging baskets are beautiful is I say so meself and me tubs and poo buckets....

x

x

SandyCarlson said...

I am totally blown away by these. Your photos are gorgeous. Thanks for naming the beauty!

Moannie said...

I would love to do a post like this of all the lovely flowers in my garden, but I cannot name them all.
Lovely post.

Rose said...

Looks like your garden has recovered nicely, Maggie May. Lovely flowers! I pronounce it clem-at-tis, but I've heard Martha Stewart pronounce it with the accent on the first syllable. I'm still trying to figure out the proper way to pronounce heuchera:)

VioletSky said...

I have just bought muself a passion flower - could not resist and here's hoping this one will last more than one year.

Gald you can find beauty in your garden.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Great Shots Maggie

david mcmahon said...

A lot more colour in your garden than our wintry, frosty gardens!

Shelby said...

love the flowers..

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Lovely flowers Maggie!
And the Fuschias are just wonderful! I miss seeing Fuschias...
I think the pronounciation of Clematis depends on what part of the world you're in... I know that in the UK it is pronounced Cle-ma-tis but in Latin countries it is pronounced Cle-mattis
Big Hug! X

Eddie Bluelights said...

Many congratulations on POTD, Maggie - lovely shots with your spanking new camera ~ Eddie

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I would so love to have flowers like yours. I managed a lovely display last year but just haven't been bothered to do it this year. We have a few lambs roaming about and I just know they would destroy them.

CJ xx

Merisi said...

Such beautiful bright blooms in your garden!

Congratulations for being on David's Post of the Day list today! :-)

Merisi said...

Exquisite images! :-)
I am dreaming of that same lens.
dreaming ...

Congratulations on being on David's Post of the Day Award list!

Daryl said...

What a beautiful bunch of posies...congrats to you on on David's POTD mention!!

JennyMac said...

Gorgeous pics and our 2 year old is obsesses with that particular nursery rhyme right now. Great post.

Craig Glenn said...

Very nice Maggie!

Congrats on POTD.

Craig

Valerie said...

I love passion flowers, unfortunately I lost mine. Lovely colourful pictures.

ellen abbott said...
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ellen abbott said...

Oops, try again.

I always thought it was cle-ma-tis.

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Hi Maggie,
Came back again to congratulate yo on David's Post of the Day!! Very well-deserved! XX

Daryl said...

Back to say thanks for your visit and comment!

cheshire wife said...

Plants are very rewarding and yours have done you proud despite their rough treatment earlier this year.

jinksy said...

Just read your comment on my blog, and anything LESS like a butterfly than me would be hard to find. However, I have enjoyed a flit round your flowers, and the chance to say Hi! again. Love, Pen x

Angel... said...

Maggie, I love your garden pictures. .I always love flowers..thanks for sharing with us.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

You mean I've been accusing my plants of being geraniums falsely? Shame on me.

Congrats on POTD!
Elizabeth

Lena said...

I've always wanted a fushia bush that didn't die on me! I've no luck with them! But these flowers are beautiful! I'll need to extend my window boxes. That's all I've been reduced to now it's all veg in the back garden!

joo said...

Wonderful photos of garden!
Congratulations on POTD:)

Carletta said...

Beautiful shots! Even though they are all lovely I'm leaning toward the first one with the poem as my favorite.
Congrats on making David's POTD list!

Hilary said...

Gorgeous flowers. They haven't a clue that their growing conditions have been altered. I say Clem-attis.. and Gera-NI-um. (I might be kidding about that last one.) ;)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Such pretty flowers. :-)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Flowers in the first picture are unique!