Posted: 26/06/2014 at 18:51
Well again I am struggling to integrate pics and words so you are getting all the pics up front then another update from me.
Well I don't think we have had any rain at all in the last month and everything is very dry. I don't water anything once it is in the flower bed so I am very grateful that it is now raining outside, although not very heavily so I may well still need to water pots in the morning.
You will see that everything has grown a lot. I missed taking pics of the garden when it was at its best so far, a week or so ago. There were lots and lots of poppies but most of them have dropped their petals now. The new flower bed I think has its best to come but I the other one by the wall may look a bit bare for a month or so now as the annuals I have been filling gaps with pad out. Also as I want to take seed from as many plants as possible all the lupins etc are going to sit there looking scruffy now until the seed pods dry out.
These pelargoniums in the pots were out first ever attempt at cutting so very pleased with them. I struggled to find the trailing lobelia I wanted though. I was after a mid-blue and I have some lighter ones as in the pic and some darker ones but did not quite get the shade I wanted. Might try and find some seed for next year.
The irises are a Pound Sop purchase and I am very pleased with them. I also had a lot of their gladioli so I am looking forward to them making an appearance.