End of Month View – June 2015


Well that was June.  It seems as though I blinked and missed it and I suspect July will be the same given my diary.  I posted yesterday about my new found enthusiasm for the garden so I wont repeat myself, suffice to say that the garden is already looking better for my work yesterday.  There is some colour from the foxgloves but not as much as I would wish for in the centre of the garden but I am now working on that.


The borders around the bottom path are looking more colourful. The roses are blooming, some of them are not as floriferous as I would like so they may be on the hit list if they don’t perform better next year.  The penstemons are starting to flower and are adding much needed colour around the stems of the roses.


The shed view up the stairs and the border to the left is beginning to fill out.  The poppies and Ammi majus have looked lovely and I am now anticipating the agapanthus and zinnias which will flower in a month or so.


The other shed view from the bottom path.  The asters have really put a spurt on over the last month and will I hope really colour up the Big Border in a couple of months.  I really like the mass of foliage and plant material here but it will need to be kept an eye on to make sure one plant doesn’t swamp out another but at least you can’t see any weeds which may be lurking in the soil below!


The main woodland border is really full and the Hosta ‘Sun and Substance’ dominates.  I need to do some thinning around it I think so it looks its best.  I think the Solomons Seal to its left needs a slight relocation so both plants are shown off better but I am pleased with the coverage.  I also think there is scope for a little variety in texture so maybe the addition of a fern might help to the left of the border.


The newish planted woodland area is beginning to fill out and I think I will add some bulbs through here, maybe some dwarf narcissus and crocus.

So that is the garden at the end of June.  The summer temperatures appear to be about to rise drastically over the next week so I will have to keep an eye on the new plantings.

Any one is welcome to join in the End of Month View and to use it how they wish.  All I ask is that you add a link to this post in yours and a link to your post in the comments box below.


31 Comments on “End of Month View – June 2015

    • Hi Diana
      The golden leaves, if you mean the shrub, is a choysia and you are right the purple ones are Cotinus

  1. Where has June gone indeed? Your garden is looking very lush and full of expectancy for the flowers still to come. I recently moved a large ‘Sun and Substance’ from a very shady corner into the sunshine and it’s clearly approved. Your’s looks delightful in the border; really lights up that area. Enjoy the sunny gardening days ahead.

  2. Hi Helen, Your garden looks lovely and very interesting. What a wonderful & inspiring feature you’ve made out of your shed, it sets the planting off so well and I like the thoughtful placement of potted plants at its base and down the steps.

  3. I am aways amazed at the seasonal differences in your garden. Love to see a few photos of winter/summer/spring/autumn of one or two areas. Mine is so tropical but vary it with pots of seasonal colour. And my bromiliad’s always colourful. Orchids starting to flower. Bulbs popping up but no flowers yet. Lots of autumn leaves to rake up and compost, although not many deciduous trees. Tecomanthe (very rare climber – NZ) rampaging over fence with its lovely big shiny leaves and the bonus cream clusters of large bell like flowers – that Tuis love.

  4. Lush and very beautiful, Helen. It must be a joy to walk up to your shed at this time of the year, then rest on the bench at the top and survey your excellent work! I’ve linked to you at http:pamsenglishcottagarden.blogspot.com P. x

  5. Seems like it has been the same for many of this, the blinking and it’s all over business! I did post yesterday but am a bit late adding the link
    It’s lovely to see how yours is filling out, Helen, and interesting to read about what you might want to add or cull. There are definitely bits in mine that I think could be culled and replaced, especially in the main borders. Thanks for hosting

    • Hi Tatyana
      Thank you, I’m not sure rest was my plan but it seems to work well and it’s quite relaxing

    • Hi Angie
      A new baby? How exciting and tiring. Thanks for finding the energy to join in this month. Popping over to say hi

  6. I think I forgot to leave a link to my June EOMV post, here it is!

    I have been so busy with moving house and keeping up with everything, at the moment I am just watering my plants and trying to keep them alive 🙂

    Your garden looks very green and lush, you must either have been watering like mad or perhaps had more rain than us here in London – it feels like we haven’t really had any rainy days since February, just a bit of drips now and then which doesn’t amount to anything.

    • Your garden is looking lovely Helen. I hope you don’t mind me joining in a little late for June!

  7. Helen, I love the view up the stairs to the shed. One of my most frequent laments about my gardens is what I call the lack of topography … my corner of Katy is flat, flat, flat.

  8. Hi Helen, your garden has been looking fabulous at the end of June! I especially like that the whole garden appears lush and full with plenty of variety in blooms and foliage. You have done such a great job in tweaking the garden over the last couple of months, I think it really shows.
    When I am late, I am really late in my life and that also seems to count for blogging. I just got to published my post about my White Garden Bed yesterday late at night, but I really wanted to continue to participate in the EoMV meme, so here is my link:
    I am already curious what July will bring and looking forward to participate again in your meme. Hopefully this time on time ;-)!
    Warm regards,

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