Through the Garden Gate June 2018
The long days of June encourage so much growth and flowers that garden looks so different from day to day. June is always the highlight of the gardening year.
These beautiful ornamental poppy ' Patty's Plum only gave us a fleeting appearance.
It has been extremely dry this month, the water barrels all ran out a few weeks ago and we have only watered the plants that really need it.
Around every corner there is the wonderful scent of different flowers and the humming of lots of bees. The lavender has been as crowded as spectators at a football match!
The best time to wander around the garden is with the first coffee of the day or as the sun goes down when the scents are at their strongest.
In recent days these scents have been joined by the smell of the sheep in the neighbouring field who have been seeking out the only shade they can find under the hedge. They haven't been in this field since March and it really feels as if we are in the country awaking to the sound off the sheep ba-ing when we wake up in the morning.
We planted the cat mint and Alchemlia Mollis three years ago, it is only this year that it has created the display I had originally planned.
The vegetable garden is also doing well despite our lack of attention. With a month to go before the centre we have been involved in developing opens to the public, we haven't spent as much time in the garden as we would like. It is just as well our regular dog walks still gives us the opportunity to admire June's flowering treasures just like these daisies. Thank you for bearing with my absence. I do miss blogging and visiting you all.
What is happening in your garden this month? If you would like to join in with Through the garden gate each month please let me know in the comments below and I will add your site.
See you soon!