When we got back from our holiday, the garden had gone into overdrive. There had been lots of rain while we were away and what a difference it made to the fruit and flowers. Everything had grown to almost twice the height and the fruit was almost bursting on the branches, the blackcurrants were as large as grapes.
Gooseberries were huge,
the red ones are colouring up nicely.
Blackcurrants weighed in at 11 1/2 lbs, this is the most we have ever had from our 4 bushes.
Bee and butterfly border by the drive is open for business and has lots of visitors.
Rosa “Bonica” has gone mad – you can hardly see the carving of the owl with his pile of gardening books.
Iris ensata now out in full glory – had hoped it would be out for our open weekend – now we can enjoy it all by ourselves.
Lots of colour in the back at the moment.
Bog area has quite a lot to offer at the moment, although I have plans for improvement ever since I saw those wonderful drifts of primulas in all the Scottish gardens that we visited.
White flowers everywhere.
Day lilies flowering in every border, making the garden very colourful at this time of year.
Geranium “Spinners” going into overdrive with Clematis “Pagoda” – this geranium will be in flower all summer.
Just a long view of all the colour out at the moment.
This poppy has popped up from nowhere, such a lovely fringed edge to it. I do love these “freebies” that arrive unexpectedly, will definitely save seed from this one.
So all that we had to do when we returned from Scotland was cut the grass, lots of deadheading and just a bit of weeding, so now I think we can just relax and enjoy the summer with a long cold drink and a good book, sitting in the shade under the oak tree on the swinging seat – I wish !!!