Thursday, 30 June 2016

Through the garden gate in June

This picture below shows the high and lows of the garden this June - roses and lots of rain!


 We have had so many days of rain that many of my images are drenched with rain drops. There is a certain beauty to the droplets of rain if you take a closer look!



This was a rare moment of early morning sunlight - our solar panels have shown that the sunshine hours and power generated in June is much less than April or May, despite this the flowers have still made a colourful appearance.



It looks as if I am doing a take over the vegetable garden. My cutting garden seems to be spreading into another bed (don't tell my other half!). We have enjoyed our first harvest of  rhubarb, strawberries and courgettes.




The scent of honeysuckle and roses have filled the air.....



 I have been so pleased with the lupins and borage that I have grown successfully from seed and inspired by Freda I produced a big vase of flowers from the garden, Flower arranging isn't my forte, so it does looks a bit wild! What has been your favourite flower or produce this month?



If anyone else is joining in Through the garden gate this month please let me know in the comments below.

Sarah x

42 comments:

  1. Omigosh your garden is so neat and tidy - mine looks like a train wreck!!! well, not really but I haven't had much time to spend on it yet this year. I'm motivated now that I see yours! xox

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  2. Such a beautiful garden. I hope your weather improves but the garden doesn't seem to mind.

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  3. Your flowers all look so healthy, Sarah, and the photography is beautiful. It was nice to see more of your garden to see all your beds.

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  4. That vase is a delight of exuberance. I like the lime and burgundy contrast.

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  5. I love the layout of your garden and your greenhouse. Not to mention where you live, I'd say that's heaven.

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  6. That second photo is so beautiful. I am very jealous of your green thumb.

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  7. Wow, it's all looking gorgeous. I particularly love the shot with the (huge!) shed and the greenhouse, SO envious! I'm really enjoying the roses at the moment. Not just in my garden and on the plot, but everywhere. They really do seem to be having a fantastic year. Wishing you a good weekend. CJ xx

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  8. My current favourite plant is the Salvia Nemerosa I bought the other day. I have seldom seen a flower that the bees love as much as this. I recently got rid of a Golden Hop because it tended to dominate everything else - and was very prone to mildew too.

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    1. That's a good plant to have and you have reminded me that we had one in the garden which was being eaten by the snails. I haven't seen it for a while so I will have to go out and investigate! Sarah x

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  9. It has been a splendid June! Those raindrop shots are stunning. We were walking yesterday but I did not have my good camera or even my phone. We came across this tree that had droplets hanging from the pink, puffy, wispy flowers that looked like COTTON CANDY! What a miracle each day is.

    Enjoy your July dearest Sarah!

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  10. Your garden is incredible, Sarah! I agree about the rain droplets looking beautiful when they are hanging from the plants and flowers. June is actually our rainiest month next to January, and after the El Nino inspired heat we've had the past two years the rain here has seemed a treat. I'm sure I won't be saying that though if it continues through July and August! :-)

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  11. Hello dear Sarah,
    So lovely to see all your beautiful photos of your gorgeous garden.
    I hope to post now and again.. I have been missing you all.
    Our weather here is just fabulous... up in the 30's..
    wishing you a happy 1st of July and a good weekend.
    xxx Val

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  12. June was rather damp at times wasn't it - and July hasn't started any better!
    But you have shown a lovely selection of photographs and so nice to hear about your first harvest of rhubarb, strawberries and courgettes. Lovely food!

    Happy July Wishes

    All the best Jan

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  13. Your color combinations are enchanting! I so enjoyed your combinations!

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  14. Hasn't the rain been tedious! But on the plus side, gardens everywhere are thriving - even my strawberries are tasting nice due to being well watered! Your garden is looking fab, Sarah, and I especially love your vase of flowers, really spectacular! Now all we need is for the weather to buck up and give us some summer before Autumn settles in! Caro xx

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  15. We really need a bit of warm sunshine now don't we! Just love your veg patch :) xxx

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  16. It's been very, very dry here in Maine. You must have all of our rain. Your gardens seem to be loving all the wet, though. They are looking marvelous. Love the raindrop shots.

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  17. Your garden is beautiful. I wish it would rain here in Summer but it rarely ever does. We have 3-5 months of hot sun and our climate is so dry. I have to water our raised beds every day. This is my first year of planting flowers in the raised beds and I have learned so much. I never realized that so many flowers are poisoneous. We ended up planting many herbs with white or light purple flowers and few flowers. I do not want anything poisoneous growing with our vegetables or any where else in our gardens. Sunflowers, sweet peas, cosmos, marigolds, and pin cushion buttons are all that made the cut! Enjoy your garden but be careful. Lupins are poisoneous.

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    1. Thank you for this information I didn't realise that lupins could be dangerous. I have just had a look on the web and it produced a huge list including many other plants I have in the garden too. Sarah x

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  18. Your second picture with dew drops is spectacular! your garden is looking wonderful. Betty

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  19. Es hat wirklich sehr viel geregnet in der letzten Zeit. Ist das ein Humulus lupulus Aureus an der Wand? Es sieht klasse aus. Euer Garten mit dem Gewächshaus und dem Gartenhaus und den Gemüebeeten sieht einfach wunderschön aus! Ein richtiger Hausgarten.

    Sigrun

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  20. Dear Sarah - you have made such a fabulous job of your new garden and in such a short period of time too.
    I love your raised beds offset by the gravel and the dark painted woodwork - it looks great.

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  21. Hey Sarah,
    I am admiring your lupins; mine grew and grew, but didn't produce a single flower. I' going to have a go at growing them from seed next year. Borage too, for the pollinators. Your raised beds are wonderful.
    Leanne xx

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  22. Love your garden, so beautiful! The greenhouse looks lovely...
    Have a great weekend,
    Titti

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  23. It's all looking marvellous, Sarah. I love the close-up photos of raindrops on the flowers. Rain is all well and good but I'm a bit fed up of it right now! I was hoping to get loads done this afternoon but it keeps pelting down – really heavy rain showers. Sigh. I picked a big bunch of Cerinthe, cosmos, calendula, Californian poppies and nicotiana this morning – it's a lovely thing (bringing homegrown flowers indoors), isn't it? Your vaseful looks beautiful. Sam x

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  24. Oh Sarah, I love the photos of your garden shed and showing the raised beds, it looks amazing! Your garden looks so well established already as if it's been there for years! I've also ventured out in the early mornings to take a few pics of the dew on the roses and other plants, it looks almost magical doesn't it. Have a lovely weekend. Sharon x

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  25. Just lovely to see all your blossoms while we are in the middle of winter Sarah. Your garden has inspired me to go back into our and tidy it up for spring, and make it just as orderly and lovely as yours...will keep you posted on that one!

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  26. Glorious photos of a beautiful garden. The rain somehow just adds a new dimension. Your veg plots look wonderful and go with your cutting garden. I always think this is the best month of the garden. Your flower vase is great. B x

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  27. Your garden is fabulous! Very garden envious :)

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  28. Your flowers are looking beautiful and the raised beds so neat and full of plants. There are lots of soggy roses here too. It's such a shame, as I feel I haven't been able to get out and enjoy the peak time for them this year because it's been so wet.

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  29. Your garden is absolutely beautiful!! Those flowers are lovely and I can see you made a great bouquet to bring indoors. Lovely post!

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  30. Your garden is beautiful isn't it! So many very pretty flowers! Hope the take over of the veggies goes well!

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  31. Sarah your photos are amazing, I love the ones with the rain droplets. Your garden looks so tidy, mine is looking quite overgrown. I finally managed to do a Through the Garden gate post, I'm a bit late due to being on holiday. http://margaretspatch.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/through-garden-gate-looking-back-on-june.html

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  32. That photo of the rose is a winner, stunning.
    Amalia
    xo

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  33. Your photos are fabulous and your garden is wonderful.

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  34. Lovely post Sarah. The rain pictures are amazing and the borage is lovely. I really like the big wild vase, just my kind of thing x

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  35. Dear Sarah,

    You have the most wonderful garden and loved seeing around it. The roses with the rain-droplets, are lovely. Thanks for showing us around.
    Happy weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  36. Your garden is an absolute picture. Well, several actually. Our garden would be just fine if things didn't keep growing quite as much :-)

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  37. Your flower arrangement looks very pretty. What an amazing garden. Do you ever do open gardens like we have in our village every two years ?

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    1. No the open gardens only tend to be in the surrounding villages. Sarah x

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  38. That all looks so good - sunshine and rain are no doubt a good combination for the garden.
    I particularly like your practical raised beds - a modern take on a parterre, I guess.
    And I love those fish on the wall behind the flower arrangement - brilliant.
    All the best :)

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  39. Love those photos and the vaseful is gorgeous Sarah!

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