Through the Garden Gate June 2020
June is a wonderful time in the garden when everything seems to be blooming! The double poppies I buy as seeds never appear, where-as the ones that seed themselves have appeared around the garden in a variety of colours from red through to pink and purple.
It has been a good year for the oriental poppies we have had more flowers and unlike other years they weren't so badly hit by rain and wind when they just start to bloom. I love to watch these flowers unfurl and observe the insects visiting them.
Perry's White oriental poppy
Pink Ruffles oriental poppy
The borders now look so full with a variety of plants and colours and smells.
I pruned this clematis back in March it must have been at the right time as there have been a multitude of flowers.
Rose Apple blossom
June is the month for roses, these are just a small selection!
The vegetable garden has been doing well too. We have been enjoying a wide selection of lettuce and salad leaves as well as new potatoes, broad beans. chard and purple-podded peas. The runner beans have taken off, as they reach for the sky!
With more time on our hands, a spur of a moment idea can be brought into immediate action. Hubby suddenly suggested removing the bay tree. It has brought so much more light into the garden and opened up our the vista of the meadow, We have already noticed so many birds in the meadow as it is easier to track their flight. The remainder of the tree will be removed in the Autumn so the underplanting isn't further damaged.
What have been the highlights in your garden this month?
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Hope you are all staying well and safe.