As we reach the half way point in the year the garden really comes to life with bright green fresh growth and so much colour from flowers, herbaceous perennials, shrubs and climbers especially roses and clematis. I began by writing, “At the beginning of June we were still worried about how dry the garden still was and longed for some rain. Luckily a few days into June and this is exactly what happened. And luckier still was that the planned group visits to our garden at that time were not interrupted by wet weather. After rain, until the droplets on their flowers and buds dry off, make roses look sad and dejected.”
I then shared a batch of Rose pics.
The next double page spread featured wider shots of borders and plant communities.
I wrote, “I decided it would be a good idea to go out with my camera in hand to take wide shots of the garden borders to give an impression of the whole garden. But, as the overcast sky and rain didn’t go away, I went out into the heavy rain and took the shots I wanted.”
“Plant-a-Boxes – end of drive” “Herbaceous Violas – front door”
Then followed a set of 4 photos of our “Beth Chatto Garden”.
Next a set of photos of the Shrub Borders, and the New Garden finishing with a photo of out Hare who guards the lawn daisies.
“The New Garden”
“Our Hare Sculpture who guards the lawn daisies.”
Below are four photos of our Beth Chatto Garden.
“The Beth Chatto Garden”
The last two pics on this page show the Shed Roof Garden and the new Foliage Garden by the shed.
Turning over the page we move into the back garden, where I wrote, “To access the back garden you can go either side of the house. Access to the left and you can enjoy the “Shade Border” featuring ferns. Once in the back there are two paths to choose from both of which will take you the length of the garden.”
“Taking any pathway will present enticing views into the borders.”
Onto the next page I wrote, “The new Hot Garden has settled well and already giving pleasure.”
“Arabella’s Garden is now lush with growth and gives pleasure to her when she visits. She checks on it every time.”
Over the page I share my pencil crayon sketches of two of our smaller grasses, both Briza.
The final page for this month shows the Bog garden and the show of Alliums which dominates two borders in Jun. I wrote, “At the very bottom of the central path to its left lies the Bog Garden and the Wildlife Pond. Lush, colourful foliage is the order of the day, the tall reeds and Irises adding height.”
“Various Alliums dominate the Chicken Garden and Secret Garden throughout June and will continue into July.”
So there we have my June entries into my Garden Journal 2019, a great month in our garden.