End of Month View: Jaded?

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.

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17 Responses to End of Month View: Jaded?

  1. kathymemoir says:

    You have such interesting gardens! Lots of wild, lots of blooms for summer, love all your brick paths. Thanks for sharing all these photos!

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    • Cathy says:

      Thank you – it’s not a huge garden but dividing it up majkes it feel bigger than it is, as the paths can take you round it in different ways – and even I find it beneficial to walk round it in a different direction sometimes , to get a dfifferent perspective

  2. pbmgarden says:

    Looking very beautiful Cathy! Heat seems to be the story everywhere this week. At last we got rain and it has improved my garden considerably.

    • Cathy says:

      Sorry it was so rushed, Susie – I had a lot to fit into yesterday! Glad you had some rain – we had a few mm yesterday, but it’s fairly hot again today, but ‘only’ high 20s!

  3. stevestongarden says:

    Still much to admire in your garden – and clematis for the win! We have not had rain here in Canada’s Pacific west coast for four weeks – a stretch for us – and higher than normal temperatures in the low 30s. Many plantings are getting crispy (I like your term air fried).

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Steve – it has really paid off feedingand watering the clematis, I think, although with so many it s easy to forget some of them! How much rain would you normally expect in a year?

  4. Rosie Amber says:

    Some of our gardens are friend indeed, but you’ve still got plenty going on. Thanks for the tour.

    • Cathy says:

      I don’t have any classic late summer plants though, like helenium or crocosmia, as they have not grown well for me, but some others things have great staying power

  5. Rosie Amber says:

    That’s fried! Not friend!!

  6. Pauline says:

    It’s amazing how some plants can cope and others not. I have just seen a verbascum growing in tarmac and it looks wonderful! You still have plenty that look fine, we can but hope that we don’t lose too much when the drought is over.

  7. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I think all our gardens have suffered from the heat and so have we!

  8. Cathy says:

    Lovely tour and still so many flowers doing well – great dahlias!

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