We have been very short of rain and are having to water every evening to try to keep things going. Despite that, we think our beautiful new Hazel may be dying. It has some crisp brown leaves but we will live in hope.
1. Colour mix Poppy. This has just appeared and we have labelled it for seed keeping though we know it’s unlikely we’ll get another next year. This grew from saved seed and is very beautiful.
2. Mum’s Pan Stand. I grew up with this pan stand, full of shiny pans, in the kitchen. I inherited it some years ago and we too kept it in the kitchen but then we moved back to Cornwall and there was no room inside the house for it. I put it outside, painted it black and found various pans and containers to plant in. I love the oranges and blues of this year’s display.
3. A very full border. Lupins, Alstroemeria, Verbena Bonariensis, Day Lilies, Cornflowers and more -and to the right, the possibly terminal, but we hope not, Red Hazel.
4. Aliums. They are beginning to change colour, at last.
5 The Edible Garden is overflowing! We are eating the lettuces as fast as we can, using the Pansy flowers, Nasturtiums and Borage blooms in G&T ( and in salads!) and the herbs in everything! The Olive tree has tiny buds!
6 Hydgrangea in a neighbour’s garden – such a good blue.
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