Posted: 14/06/2013 at 23:19
Woke this morning feeling quite depressed about the weather prospects for Sunday and all the effort that villagers have put into making Sunday a success. Nevertheless I spent the day doing those last minute things. Like all gardeners I think it will all look so much better in another 2 weeks.Foliage dominates rather than flowers. However some parts look just fine, even if the irises which promised to be a star turn have taken a bit of a battering from the wind. The roses look good and are just starting to flower. The young dahlias look healthy altho' some way off flowering. The alpine house has quite a lot of interest. The vegetables look tasty. Trees are at their best.
No garden looks perfect in every aspect at the same time, unless it is in the entirely artificial nature of a "chelsea" garden. Some bits look great, others are not quite there yet and others were prettier yesterday. The beauty of gardening is in the continuum of the process and we should enjoy what we have now. Let's still hope the weather enables others to see it too.