Through the Garden Gate July 2020
Another month has flown by! In July we haven't spent as much time in the garden as before as our lives have slowly expanded outwards as more restrictions are lifted. (Some seascape and garden posts to follow shortly!)
Quite by accident, our collection of roses flower at different times. These Felicia roses have been flowering while other early roses have taken a rest and are now coming back into flower.
The mixed flower borders are still full of colour and flowers. Nature has also taken a hand in the design with the orange montbretia appearing from nowhere. I rather like the contrast in colour but will have to watch that it doesn't take over this part of the garden!
Herbs are also an essential part of the garden with rosemary, marjoram and distant chives providing an additional flavouring in the kitchen as well as being popular with visiting insects.
The productive garden is providing us with welcome additions to the kitchen too, sometimes in greater quantities than we can eat in one go! It took a while to prepare this huge pile of runner beans for freezing, but it was enjoyable preparing them while sitting in the garden with the heat of the late afternoon sun on my back.
It is so difficult to choose a favourite flower in July as there are too many contenders! Other favourites not mentioned above include this beautiful unknown pink dahlia (I have lost the label) and the Navy Blue agapanthus that we have recently acquired from a local plant nursery.
In the front of the house, the new planting area we created in lockdown is flourishing and gives us an excuse to have a coffee break while watching the wildlife fly from plant and plant and enjoying distant views of the sea and the famous 'Broadchurch' cliffs.
What have been the highlights in your garden this month?
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Hope you are all staying well and safe.