End of Month View – July 2016
Opps sneaking in a day late with the post which is disgraceful as I host the meme but there you go. Life moves on, you find yourself blogging less and less and losing track of the days and the pattern of posting and the next thing you know you are late like the proverbial White Rabbit.
Anyway, what is there to say about Hugh’s Border except it is very full and interestingly and is probably faring better than most of the garden given the dry conditions we have had recently. The only real casualty are the Sensitive Ferns (Onoclea sensibilis) which are looking a little frazzled. They need moisture even when they are in the shade despite what the reference books say. I have some in a very damp corner of the garden which look wonderful but the ones in Hugh’s Border despite it not having as good drainage as the rest of the garden give in at this time of year every year and every year I think I really must pull them out. But I forget and then in the spring the new fronds with their red stems appear showing that they are spreading around and I relent. “No more” I cry – well mutter. I am determined not to be hoodwinked into a reprieve and I intend to drastically cull the Sensitive Fern and replace it with some ferns that are a little more robust and not so touchy about things.
As for the front of the border the phlox are looking and smelling wonderful and I find myself thinking that as they seem to like these conditions then maybe I should add to them but I need to be very particular about the colour as I don’t want a garish pink and I think the colour palette for phlox is quite limited. Anyway, a bit of research is needed.
There isn’t much else to say about the border as its one of those areas that just gets on with it and finally has filled out enough to have a bit of interest happening whatever the time of year.
As ever any one can join in the end of month meme just decide on what part of your garden you want to feature or maybe give us a tour of the whole garden. The instructions are on the tab at the top of the blog. I look forward to seeing your links in the comment box below and having a mooch over to see what is happening at yours particularly as it is now raining here.