Through the Garden Gate 2018
It's that time of year again when I look back over the year in the garden and think about the future. This year the garden hasn't had so much attention due to our lack of time. I noticed looking back on the year, that the views were more of individual flowers rather than wider angles of the garden!
The garden had to endure heavy snowfall from "The Beast from the East" and drought conditions during the summer and recent gales. The drought did work in our favour because the plants and grass didn't grow so high or quickly! We did however run out of water from the water butts and we have recently added another two now making 5 in total.
January - Euphorbia Wulfenii
February - a selection of Hellebores from Lidl which were planted in a pot. I replanted them in the garden but unfortunately some did not survive.
March - Blue Pulmonaria
April - Tulip, one of the varieties from Sarah Raven.
May -Mattihola incanula
June -Ornamental poppy ' Patty's Plum it didn't last long in the heat
June - Rose Burgundy Ice
June - Sweet Williams, a wonderful variety from Sarah Raven
July - Sweet peas
August - Cream spider dahlia
September - Dark Blue Salvia
Cosmos, dahlias and carrots (gone to seed!)
November - Smashed greenhouse windows and broken fences.
The only change we made during the year was to cut down the hazel bushes that were over 12 foot high, it really opened up the view into the fields giving light to the plants underneath. What have been the highlights in your garden this year?
So what plans for 2019 - nothing ambitious, we are hoping to spend more time in the garden and with a RHS Membership and garden tokens for Christmas I'm sure we will find some additional plants and inspiration to do something different. Do you have any plans for your garden in 2019?
Thank you so much to my regular companions who also invite us into their gardens each month and to everyone who takes an interest in what we are doing.
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