Thursday, 11 June 2015

The June garden

white lilac in June Finally there is glorious sunshine, the washing is dry on the line  in a couple of hours and the plants are soaking up the rays and flowers are blooming. It also means I'm watering all my pot plants, seedlings and allotment quite a lot. I got home one day to see my sunflowers keeling over, so it was time to pot on the next size until they are ready to be planted out at the allotment. I'm nurturing them this year  as up until now I have had little success with them and will not resort to using slug pellets. Yes, the pests are still about and I'm finding those evil tiny slugs in my mini greenhouse each morning, hiding their slimy selves in the nooks and crannies of plant pots.
summer rose The rose are on show now, in all their glory. I have saucer sized pink ones and red ones, still waiting for the small pink fairy climber to come out. What I've also got is aphid galore and despite finding plenty of ladybird larvae who have a voracious appetite for the sap suckers. Out with the homemade washing up liquid spray I think as they are really ruining the rose buds. june flowers The rest of the garden has lots appearing, peonies on the verge of opening, alliums not so good as my star attraction has been snapped off and the lime green Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollisis frothing away, filling gaps along with the aquilegia and honeysuckle that has gone rampant this year.hanging basket
 I put together a hanging basket on the cheap, basket £2.99 from Aldi and plants to fill it from the local plant nursery that I found, hidden there all this time and absolutely full of the most beautiful annual flowers like the Tobacco plant (Nicotiana), trailing petunias and Pelargoniums - which I have also filled the window boxes with. geranium windowboxes The garden actually needs really hacking back, it has gone wild! Still in the sunshine it is nice to just sit back and look at it, enjoying the sounds and the smells of a little English country garden. June garden

Joining in with How Does Your Garden Grow? with Mammasaurus
Mammasaurus

12 comments:

lilmuselily said...

looks absolutely bright abd happy in your garden. lovely

Anca said...

You garden looks lovely.

citygirl101 said...

Love the wild look of the garden! There's so many wonderful pops of colour, such a happy space

Sara (@mumturnedmom) said...

Gorgeous photos, the wildness reminds me a lot of my own garden :) Such a sunny, happy post :) #HDYGG

Mammasaurus said...

Ah it's all so lovely and sunny! This screams sunny Summers evenings and sitting enjoying the garden. This is such a happy time of the year and it's so nice to be able to get outside and enjoy it as a family.
Thanks for joining again lovely and enjoy Blogtacular this weekend, gutted I can't come. Will be stalking on instagram x

Gemma Garner said...

Your garden is looking lovely! And having the washing dry so quickly is definitely a perk of the warmer weather we've been having. I need to squirt my roses with washing up liquid too, so many bugs on them already. Really enjoyed these photos.

Ness said...

I've tried to be good this year with the slug pellets mainly because I'm afraid my son will find them and eat them. The slugs nibbled my first crop of beans but then I put copper tape round the tubs and this seems to have stopped them (for now at least!)

Helen Sims The good life mum said...

i love it when your able to get the washing on the line nothing beats a fresh air dried bed. Your garden looks like its fit to burst with colour

Emma @ Tales of a Greenwood said...

Oh your garden is looking so lovely, what a lovely space to sit and enjoy. I am loving this time of the year as well, especially to have the washing dry and smelling lovely.

chickenruby said...

your garden looks beautiful, is the washing up liquid spray working against the aphids?

Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault said...

Lovely flowers - don't hack back the garden too much - I like the overgrown look!

Kriss MacDonald said...

Oh looks a perfect place to enjoy outside with all those beautiful June blooms.

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