Here we are and it’s Midsummer already. The weather is hot and sunny, Hubbie is mowing the lawn and the
Old House garden is growing like crazy. It is looking great at the moment although we could do with some rain here in Wiltshire.
Here are my 6. It was tricky to choose this week.
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Cosmos but not as we know it. Must have been a mix up as I grew these from seeds! It’s very lovely though.
The lavender that we planted in the Autumn is beginning to form a hedge which is what we wanted, in the Rose Garden.
3. The Pond.
The wildlife pond is looking…well wild! The irises that I moved from the old pond have gone slightly bonkers! I might see if the neighbours want some……it’s full of newts, tadpoles and emerging dragonflies so it’s doing really well.
4. Sweet peas.
The sweet peas are just beginning to flower and have covered an old stump. There is a very large ants nest in the stump and the sweet peas seem to like it!
5. Mystery plant.
When we dug the pond in March, we moved lots of soil and this has popped up! I think it’s a euphorbia. I left it to see what would grow and it has these pretty red flowers. Can anyone tell me what it is…..? I expect it a rampant weed!
6. A Shropshire Lad
Roses are ladies so although this is A Shropshire Lad, SHE is looking pretty in all her glory! A lovely peachy pink Davis Austin rose with an old fashioned scent. Beautiful and mine!
And in other news….
No it’s not a mini wall for a BBQ but a mini wall and roof tile to meet planners approval. After 18 months, we are FINALLY getting somewhere with our build. Hooray!
You can read about some of our plans for the Old House