Sunday, 22 June 2014

an abundance of flowers in the June garden

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??

12 comments:

  1. It looks really nice, Christina. You have a good variety of flowers and colors there. I hope the vegetables do well too.

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  2. Beautiful garden, if that's neglected then heaven help our garden! Enjoy your raspberries. The flowers are really good this year aren't they? Everywhere looks so vibrant.

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  3. Beautiful flowers! It puts my garden to shame :)

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  4. You might not be able to spend the time gardening that you would like to, but it looks as though the garden is doing really well, so many beautiful flowers!!! xx

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  5. You have lots of color in your garden! We are still very green here, with just purple salvia blooming at the moment. The other perennials should start kicking in in a couple weeks. Quince is a fruit that doesn't grow around here - it sounds exotic.

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  6. Hey Christina,
    I very much enjoyed that garden tour. I get rather neglectful at this time of year too. I kind of run out of gardening steam. So I let it do what it wants and I ignore the weeds. I wish I had planted more Chives. Yours look gorgeous.
    Leanne xx

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  7. Hi Christina, I think everything is looking great! We neglect our garden too, there is just not enough time (or energy) to do all of the jobs that need to be done in the garden! But we are getting there. I have been lucky with the pear tree this year. We had no fruit on it last year, it got a fungus on the leaves too. But this year, it has plenty! Exciting. My apple tree has done nothing and has been attacked by aphids I think (all of the leaves have curled over). I should have taken better care, but it is too late now. I am learning. I love all of the different colours in your garden. :)

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  8. You've got lots of colour in your garden Christina, mines got a lot of "green"!
    Take some pics of your vegetable patch and I'll do some of mine - I'm a real novice and the view is obscured by the giant bonfire I've created out of the weeds! I'm excited that some of it may (hopefully) be edible though.

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  9. The bare and messy bits edited out - isn't that what blogging is about? I'd much rather see your gorgeous flowers, which for a neglected garden look pretty impressive. Our quince tree is right next to the place where we have a bonfire and regularly gets singed yet still produces quinces. That may be because it's planted next to a pond as I'm pretty sure they like to be near water. I've just cut my chives back in the hope that I'll get another flush of flowers.

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  10. Looking good. We picked redcurrants yesterday. I love the way that my girls love them but thy wouldn't have known that if we didn't grow them - isn't that cool? I kinda like the wild bits too. Jo x

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  11. Lovely garden photos. I like to avoid the not so photogenic parts of our garden too when I have the camera out.

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  12. Your garden looks so beautiful! Such colour and so many different types of flowers. There's a lot of green in our garden...I'm waiting for some more blooms.

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