- On July 15, 2015
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Where have the weeks gone…really, I cannot believe that we are in the middle of July – I have been so truly madly deeply busy…..excuses, excuses as always.
June was chocabloc with group tours which was lovely – we had a drought which was a pain but great for the visitors – not an umbrella in sight. Of course, it started to rain about two weeks ago and it hasn’t stopped since, with wind galore. Strong gales forecast for Friday… 🙁
On the flowery front, we have the roses doing their thing, albeit later than usual but this may work in our favour for next week’s open weekend (if they survive the gales!) Virginiana is just about to start flowering…happy days.
We have sowed our biennials since my last post, they always seem to grow so slowly compared to annuals but I suppose they have almost a year to grow to flowering size.
The annuals are painfully slow in the garden after the cold spring and dry weather but are finally starting to grow.
A few highlights………..
Dianthus carthusianorum – a pop of pink on wiry gale proof stems.
Perk of the job….a bucketful of leftovers.
Another garden favourite – hordeum jubatum, foxtail grass.
A cottage garden medley.
The cottage garden in late June heading towards the height of exuberance.