Posted: 01/08/2012 at 09:04
I am another plantaholic, just cannot resist a bargain plant. We have had lots of plant sales recently where I live in Suffolk. My local village has one every year to raise money for cancer research and it has just grown and grown in popularity and this year raised £1200. I always donate plants to them every year as do all the other local gardeners and a couple of local nurseries donated quite a few young trees and plants.
I love cottage gardens, I find them so peaceful and natural looking. My garden is very small and I have the cottage garden theme and I just love to sit out there (when it is not raining) and enjoy the insects getting as much pleasure as I am from the garden. I plant for bees and insects. My colour scheme is pink, blues, mauves and at the moment the Shasta daisies are doing very well and bring that much needed light into the garden (although they have got very, very tall). I feel sad that it is now August and that we haven't been able to enjoy the garden this year as much as we would normally but as all gardeners I am already looking at seeds to plant in the greenhouse to grow for next year. I have a beautiful pink rose called Festive Jewel which I bought three years ago as a bare root rose from Peter Beales. I has been an absolute star this summer. I have been deadheading all the poor rain soaked flowers and it has just kept producing more and more buds. Most of the other roses have been cut back as they are finished ( I am hoping they will have another flush later on). Enjoy your gardens everyone and lets hope the sun shines for us all