This weather is glorious! We are enjoying a third week of sunny, warm weather and although welcome, I’m beginning to use up all the water in the water butts and am having to water the garden every other day. I don’t mind though, as the garden looks perfect and I’m enjoying all the midsummer flowers.
Six on Saturday is a great way to follow some lovely people and fellow gardeners. It’s a way of seeing into other people’s gardens too and getting to know what is growing in other parts of the country/world. Everyone is a friendly bunch and I enjoy reading about other gardeners blogs.
Here’s my six this week:
1. Nicotiana -lime green
I grew these lovely Nicotiana plants from seed (and some in white too) and they are a fabulous addition to the Old House Garden. I love their scent as their flowers open in the evening and over night. Defiantly one I will grow again.
2. My first hydrangea of the year.
This is the first of my hydrangeas to flower. It was one I moved from another part of the garden so I’m not sure which one it is but it’s a very pretty colour!
3. Cut flower border
I’m pleased with my cut flower border. It’s grown so much in the last week with the cosmos flowering now. The Dahlias have not done so well due to munching snails and slugs but I do have one or two that have survived. One is flowering now so I’m hoping the others will soon.
4. Sweet Peas
I have five towers of sweet peas this year; two towers from seeds I planted this year, two towers that were last years seeds that were too late to flower and survived the winter and these. These pop up every year in my garden. They have lost their scent but I just let them scramble their way up the 8 foot dry stone wall I have. This year, they are pink and this yellow crab spider is using them to catch it’s prey!
5. The Cottage border
I love the way this border is looking now. The purple Phlox have grown a little tall for their position in the border but it’s looking really at its best at the moment. It brings me a lot of pleasure.
6. Seating Area
This is my favourite spot in my garden at the moment. I love that I’m surrounded by overflowing pots of flowers and can smell the lilacs in front of me. There is a bird bath to the right that small birds visit if I sit very, very still. In the evening, I sit here to watch the bats swoop down around me to catch small insects. It’s a sunny spot to have a cuppa in the early afternoon so it’s a perfect spot in my eyes!
I hope you have enjoyed this post and the midsummer flowers in my garden. I look forward to reading more Six on Saturday posts this week.
You may enjoy reading:
And we have windows! The Old House Renovations.
A visit to the Confetti Fields
Creating a Wildlife Pond in the Old House Garden
A visit to the Somerset Lavender Fields.
5 Ways to Use Vinegar in your Garden.
A blog about the renovation of our old house and it’s garden in the English countryside. I also blog about interiors, general gardening tips and visits to glorious gardens.