Please join me for an apologetically brisk sprint around the garden at the end of July, a month that seems to have been largely written off because of the heat, leaving the garden just a little jaded. Is the gardener a little jaded too, perhaps? No, not jaded, but the ground is so dry that a lot of things I would like to do need to be put off until conditions are a little better, and there has certainly been far less gardening done this month than any other this year. There is still colour in the garden, however, and plenty to bring pleasure, but it feels as if it has been neglected, which of course it has.
To business, then, with the usual view from the back of the house (still with washing line) and the adjacent streamside and shrub border, the latter from both directions.
The woodland, the view over the main borders from the bothy at the end of it, followed by the same views from the back of the shed:
The woodland edge border, grass border, and two anything-goes borders:
The cutting beds and working greenhouse:
The blue & white borders, rose garden and walking between the main borders:
The ex-snowdrop border, with a new addition (more on that soon), looking towards the house, inside the Coop and finally the Coop Corner:
Sorry if this leaves you out of breath, but perhaps you might now like to take a few more minutes to watch the accompanying video – although I suspect you will find the pace no more leisurely! As always, you can check out a map of the garden and the route of the video tour under The Garden tab above.