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.
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