End of Month – July 2012
Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?
Mmmm, not so much fun being experienced here; other than enjoying the past rain-free week. It’s been wet here today, well this evening. So I’ve been trapped indoors yet again.
One thing at least must be said for the rain; it’s meant things have remained green. No sign of the fading green that you’d expect at this time of year; when emotions quickly turn to melancholy knowing that autumn is not far away.
The front garden remains largely unchanged from previously; with only some seedlings coming into bloom such as cornflower and various other known small flowers. I still haven’t tackled the other borders, mainly because I wanted to enjoy the good weather rather than waste what precious time I did have with hard labour! But also because I spent my time Butterfly stalking 🙂
The Buddleja border in the back garden is perhaps looking its best since I moved in; mostly thanks to Geranium Thurstonianum. But here’s also an illustration of the shadow cast by the Buddleja at this time of year and thus the reason this border is so difficult – it becomes hot, dry shade.
From the kitchen, the right border looks very tall – and it is; but it is also raised to waist height from the decking, but also lower than waist height when stood up on the grass… again I have difficulty with this and trying to create interest from all sides. The Sea Holly needs dividing as they’ve become too dense this year and the goal is to add grasses on the decking side to add lower-level interest from the house.
And looking at the right border from the grass – this is the area I extended earlier this summer.
Meanwhile the Aster border is looking very nice and I seriously love the Veronica ‘Twilight’; it’s just a shame it doesn’t repeat bloom if I cut it back. I’m quite happy with this border this year and the only thing I need to do is remove some of the Stipa – which was never intended for this border anyway (it’s intended for the right border)
And finally for this review; the Upper tier. I am very pleased with this spot and although a little concerned with just how happy one of the Asters is – may need dividing – I have a couple of Clematis’ for the fence and ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ will help fill it over the coming years.
My regulars will notice I’ve left some parts out; but that’s only because I don’t have anything to say about them or they’re the same as previously.