As summer draws towards a close, these are some of my highlights from the borders. Advertisements
This week, the UK is enjoying a mini heatwave. The sudden high temperatures and humidity are a little challenging to work and sleep in, but mostly welcome after the drab and cool start to our summer so far.
There I was, thinking that my return to work would allow me a little snatched time at the start or end of my working days to catch up with the mounting heaps of unread posts in my blog feed – and to write my own…
There are many plants and combinations that are making me smile in our garden this week. Here are three that have caught my eye – and the camera.
In August, the sun rises behind the horse chestnut and beech trees where our garden boundary narrows.
In the third year since our purchase at the Malvern Spring Show, Dierama ‘Merlin’ has really found its stride this year.
There’s no denying that our terrace could do with weeding: however, the occasional interloper like this one makes me smile.
Towards the end of June, I visited the gardens at West Green House, near Hartley Wintney, for the first time, with my Mum and LO.
Earlier last month, I enjoyed a tranquil walk around Dyffryn Gardens, covering most of the arboretum and more structured gardens.
In the summer of 2010, I was thrilled when a beautiful dark purple poppy pushed its way up through the building rubble by the house.