Its now the end of July, the garden is bursting at the seams and we are enjoying the results of a little hard work in the spring.
A reminder of what things looked like at the start of the year -
July was the month of cosmos and sunflowers.
The sunflowers were inspired by passing through schiphol airport where they have a massive and wonderful display every year, our window boxes by Monty Don's ' jewel garden.
When we moved in there was a lovely but massive honey suckle taking over half the garden. We cut it back to 3 foot from the ground during the winter and crossed our fingers. You can see the result of that in the first picture.
Here it is at the beginning of July
It's now being well behaved clothing the nasty wall and is not swallowing the pear tree.
By the end of the month it had almost covered the wall and stretched from the border to the kitchen wall.
The sheer amount of growth between early July and the end the end of the month is amazing!
Here we are in early July.
The very end of the month.
Nastursiums are incredible plants.
We have used them to give quick bulk to the garden and to run over the bare concrete which is our patio / terrace.
Hooray for pots
Hope you enjoyed having a look!
Here are a couple of gems to end with.