Since my last post from the garden in late June/early July things have developed drastically! While I’ve been away on holiday the plants have grown, or should I say over-grown in the remarkable British weather!
Adam was a little worried that the sprinkler system he set up would not work…but it did.
We returned to an abundance of foliage, crops and what I can only describe as a jungle in the pumpkin patch!
We have lots of crops to harvest and a great big yellow courgette! The first of many.
The higgledy-piggledy wildlife border is a bit of a mess now the foxgloves have died off. Looking forward to the teasel and echinops coming out though and the persicaria is still looking good.
I’ve got some late summer planting ideas for this border and can’t wait to get started.
Unfortunately we didn’t have a sprinkler system for the front garden but we took all the containers, including window boxes up the road to the allotment so they would be watered. My pots of dahlias have come out while we were away and look great.
Out front the clematis has suffered, so has the rose and the rosemary plant actually died. Wow it must have been hot!
The day lilies are amazing though and have really spread since last year so they’re providing some lovely colour.
I’m full of inspiration from our holiday in Provence and decided to take the opportunity to have a bit of an overhaul at the front anyway for my late summer display, by moving some containers around and buying some new plants – there’s nothing like a bit of retail therapy!
How are your gardens doing? Do you have a good harvest this year? Do you have any tips for keeping your gardens in shape while you’re away on holiday?