The garden and I seem to be biding our time, just waiting till we can get together and get on with whatever gardens and gardeners need to do. In a week or so, hopefully, I will be able to get on with the planting out of countless pots of patient plants and replanting of borders and perhaps even consider some of the autumnal tasks that are beginning to tug at my consciousness. In the meantime, here is my garden just at is, at the end of August and a lingering summer. Thank you to Helen the Patient Gardener for hosting this monthly meme.
The paved area and sitooterie from the back of the house
The streamside and shrub border
Shrub border from the other end, from under the apple trees (with trug full of bruised windfalls)
The woodland, with a hint of scaffolding…
A self-sown hazel in the process of being removed, which should bring several hours of increased morning light to the back of the garden and in early evening to the front
Main borders from the bothy – and a new rose arch (Strawberry Hill)
Ground level view of the same – with a new bed of roses to the left (England’s Rose and The Mayflower’)!
Acer griseum and the clematis colonnade
A greatly rejuvenated woodland edge border, thanks to some rain this month
And from the other end
Another boldish border – and it may be the last time you see the inula here…
And the third bold border
There are other blooms in these cutting beds apart from these oversized cosmos, honest!
Blue and white border, rather tired, like much of the rest of the garden
Rose garden, which should have filled out more by next year
Looking back to the house, with the snowdrop border and its white annuals on the right and Claire Austin roses on the new pergola to the left
The new border at the side of the house, surprisingly bushy after only 4 months
ps apologies for the washed out appearance of the photos, which wasn’t apparent until I came to add them…