Six on Saturday: Lazy summer days.

Here are my 6 for this Saturday. It rained yesterday which was so wonderful and I actually danced outside! We have enjoyed a busy weekend so sorry this post is a little late! The weather is still wonderfully sunny and hot and we have been enjoying the outside. The garden is looking really stunning at the moment and I would like some more rain to keep it that way!

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July #MyGloriousGardens link party.

I’m back! Thank you so much to Ann for giving me some time to write reports and sort out my other job!

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Ann blogs over at Gardening limited and guess what? She’s decided to Cohost with me forever! Whoop! Whoop! How fabulous is that? So now you have two lovely ladies running this amazing link party and two sets of reasons to join in! Ann is a Pinterest queen so all posts will get twice the amount of linky love. 💕

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Six on Saturday: Please send water…..

It’s boiling hot here in Wiltshire and we haven’t seen a drop of rain for a month now. My water butts are almost dry and, even though the sunshine is wonderful, a rain shower would be very welcome right now! The garden is loving the sunshine and has grown loads although my rose blooms are only lasting a day which is a real shame. The poor lawn is suffering badly but you can actually see the growth in my vegetables now, daily. I haven’t had much luck with vegetables in the past so I’m proud of my little plot!

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Westbury Court Garden in June.

Westbury Court garden, near Gloucester, is the first garden that the National Trust rescued and restored. It was first laid out between 1696 and 1715 so it is a terrific example of an early garden that survived through history even when the house did not. I went there on a sunny June day and had the place almost to myself!

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Using Crushed Egg Shells in your Garden

I have written about using Kitchen ingredients in your garden to improve your soil. I love using coffee grounds in the Old House Garden as they are especially good for acid loving plants such as Azaleas and Rhododendrons. Recently, I have been trying to add more crushed egg shells to the garden as this is one organic way to improve your soil and deter slugs and snails.

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