I am not quite sure what has happened to June, but it has all but gone. What a brilliant month for blooms – roses and aquilegias and alliums in particular but ably accompanied by geraniums and geums and the first of many annuals. Every day has brought new discoveries or the reappearance of long since seemingly lost treasures – but each day has also necessitated rambling with the secateurs to nip off spent blooms or developing seedpods, as well as collecting handfuls of annual weeds pulled easily out of the damp soil. The month began hot and dry here in the UK Midlands but then a fortnight of mixed showery weather brought ideal growing conditions and progress has since been rapid, bringing flowering of later plants like dahlias and the majority of annuals ever closer.
End of month photographs of the garden can be seen in the slide show below, although this does not include the greenhouse or cutting beds which I usually update separately during the month.
Helen the Patient Gardener is keeping a lower profile in the blogging world for the time being but is still kindly hosting this end of month meme. Thank you to her for hosting and do take a look at her blog for links to monthly progress in other people’s gardens.