Saturday, April 30

I'm no gardener. . .


I have to admit that I'm no gardener
and I've even been banned from using the secateurs
since the infamous Bunny Scissorhands episode :(


Our garden is very large, very shaded, regularly invaded by deer
and completely ransacked by two fat chickens!


My in-laws lived here before us
and m-i-l planted this magnificent azalea in 1980


In spite of my neglect, poor soil and minimal sunlight
it flowers every year without fail
turning what was once a landscaped rockery
into a waterfall of white


Thankyou, Betty xx







PS the biggest culprit!

23 comments:

Sherri B. said...

That is very pretty...doesn't it look like a waterfall?
xo

Annie said...

The azalea is beautiful.
Ann x

Rose H (UK) said...

Oh goodness, what a gem!

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful azalea, Elaine, gorgeous flowers !
Cute culprit :-)
Hugs,
Sylvia

Autumn Mist said...

The azalea is stunning, but 'Bunny Scissorhands' - lol!

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Thank goodness you don't neglect Dave like that!!
T X
It was lovely to see you today, although when I told M about the swimming cap he thought you were barking!! He doesn't understand poor love!

My Spotty Pony said...

The azalea does looks amazing cascading down through the surrounding foliage. I think your garden looks lovely despite visits from deer and chickens. It could be worse.... Bruce could have made his mark too! Abby x

Terry said...

Beautiful!

Loretta said...

It is sooo lovely. I love the white ones, they look so clean and pure. Thanks for sharing. Hugs!

Andi's English Attic said...

I never knew azaleas could grow so big. Well done, Betty.

Don't chickens weed the flower beds? That's what I always heard.

ps - it's easy to get carried away when pruning. xx

Cheap2Chic said...

Very pretty, it looks so cool and fresh.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, see you soon xx

Vintage Tea Time said...

That looks gorgeous - so bright and fresh with the green. Abby x

Jee said...

Lovely. Azaleas don't flourish here because it's too windy, that one is fantastic.

Miss Mary Elliott said...

Stunning! I stay away from gardening too lol-the only thing I've managed not to kill is my aloe vera plant :)

Liz said...

Azalea is absolutely beautiful. We had a lovely peachy coloured one in the garden of our previous house and it bloomed beautifully!
Liz

Karen Roderick said...

That is so lovely. I love the way it cascades through the greenery x

The Cloth Shed said...

You must be doing something right Miss Bunny Scissorhands and feathered accomplices....
It is beautiful.
Julie x

sue15cat said...

The biggest culprit is gorgeous..... the Azalea's not bad either!

Sue xx

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Oh how lovely...a most gorgeous cascade of white blooms :o)

I love it.

melbatoast68 said...

Your azaleas are beautiful. Don't feel bad. Plants start trembling when I get too close because they've heard about what a plant murderer I am...

Mimi and Tilly said...

Your garden is so beautiful! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. You are so right, it is sooooo much better having it as a friend than an enemy, I've learned such a lot about the person I am, and the person I hope to be. I hadn't thought of being proud of myself, but, on reflection after reading your comment, I think I am! Thank you for your support, it's very much appreicated. Hope you're having a great week. Hugs, Em x

Helen said...

Woderful, I love white in the garden,
Helen x

nato said...

That is such a lovely shade of pure white, its as lovely as your comments that i find in my blog.
Thanks for passing.
and its nice to have a garden that has trees already planted and you are having to see the flowers blooming.
You are a lucky girl,enjoy your garden as the chicken are.

Nathalie,

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