I have been neglecting my garden lately. No surprise there of course, I am just not as dedicated as I would like to be. However, my earlier efforts have paid off nicely and there are flowers everywhere. Half of them I don't know what they are, some are domesticated weeds and some are growing through our fence from our neighbours garden. They have in common beauty and joyful colours. It is amazing how many different flowering plants there are in our small garden! Please join me on an evening stroll through the June garden.
The front garden is much smaller and a lot wilder.
This is our wildflower meadow in the front garden. It is surrounded by lavender and I can't wait for it to flower. For good measure, I have added some of the "wild flowers" from the back garden, too.
Scotland is perfect for soft fruit and our few berry bushes are starting to look like desserts. Our fruit trees are doing less well. I have counted a grand total of 3 quincelets and 5 pears. The quince tree is unfortunately in the most exposed part of the garden, very close to the trampoline and is also the only tree big enough for little climbers (just) and although it was covered in blossom, I will count myself lucky if I get any ripe quince this year. The pear tree is still young. Our young plum tree is quite bare, too, but our neighbours trees are going to yield enough plums for the entire neighbourhood. The apple tree is laden with apples though. Unfortunately I am not very keen on apples.
The vegetable patch is still only in its infancy but once there is more than green I'll take some photos of the edibles, too.
And so another weekend is coming to an end. We have not seen a drop of rain for at least 10 days and I am convinced that in the next few days, our normal Scottish weather will resume. Just in time for the summer holiday starting next Wednesday. Have a lovely week wherever you are! Cx
Edit: The photos are of course carefully avoiding the bare and messy parts of our garden. You don't want to see stilts on the tree, the clumps of dirt on the patio (because throwing them is so much fun), the dying plants or the pond habitat in the lids of the seed trays? Or do you??