Weather has been warm or hot but there was a cool period during the second week of the month.
Although I love May, June is my favourite month. The roses are out along with my favourite hardy geraniums. A lot of the work is done, and there is chance to sit in the garden and enjoy.
I cut back Viburnum plictatum ‘Grandiflora’. It has become a little too big plus I need to replace the fence panel behind it. There are also a lot of weeds around it that I couldn’t get to.
I had intended to lay a brick path during my week of annual leave but didn’t get round to it. I did lay the bricks on the soil to get some idea of how it will look and I am pleased with it.
Went to Gardeners World Live with my parents. Rain held off until we were leaving. Some nice show gardens, bought some lovely plants, admired the botanical art.
I did a course in botanical painting for a year. I will never be a botanical painter but I do enjoy painting plants and flowers. The garden keeps me supplied with plenty of material. At this time of year I can’t keep up.
Visited Coughton Court in Worcestershire. Lovely walled garden with lots of roses.
Stipa tenuissima, Knautia ‘Melton Pastels’ and Geranium ‘Blue Cloud’
Jug of flowers
- 28 Jul, 2009
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