The last month has been a busy one as can be seen by the reduced number of posts. Added to this my lawn mower has died a death so the lawn is getting out of hand. The clematis passion flower on the first arch is coming into flower but the flowers are opening one or two at a time and can be hidden so the effect is subtle.
The Light Bed
The barley grass now surrounds the front of the bed and the pampas grass is finally growing but it still looks bare.
The irises have now finished flowering. At the moment the pond is covered in duck weed due to the dog braking the net I have used in the past to clear it away.
The Pond Side Border
The Lupins have finished flowering and has been replaced by the crocosmia. The verbena is in flower but as it looks lost at the front of the bed. The poppies are putting on a small but impressive display at the front of the border.
The purple Centaurea was cut back and is already preparing to flower again. The flowers on the foxtail lilly have now finished. The crocosmia Lucifer at the side of the arch is now in flower and looks amazing. Its not spreading as I had hoped but was small when I planted it last year so hopefully it just needs time.
Left Hand Bed
The roses on the arch have been in full flower for a few weeks now and they have looked superb. The yellow centaurae is full of flowers in the centre of the bed.
The tomatoes are coming along steadily although there are not as many fruits as I had hoped for. The cucumber has a lot of fruit on and there should be a good harvest from it.