Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Maybe....

just maybe....the summer is beginning to show its face.....it's a warm and muggy June day here.....and while I wish it was hotter....my garden seems to really like the cooler weather....with a good mix of sun and rain......everything is bursting into life.
I could look at the view from outside my kitchen for hours.....and I'd certainly rather be looking....than doing....on a muggy day!

the roses are all coming into bloom now


the lupins are enormous......probably due to coming out later than usual
the poppies are in bloom.....a shame they always look so ragged after their blooms fade
 the nigella are everywhere
this part of the garden is such a joy....as last year it was almost all just bare earth.
the foxgloves that I grew from seed are now dwarfing the rather poorly cherry tree......it may have to come out,I'm afraid.....and I'm hoping the foxgloves will self seed.
the peas are starting to climb their netting
I really do love the garden in June. 
How does your garden grow?

22 comments:

Becky said...

Lovely garden Jacky. My garden is in desperate need of weeding! I planted some lupins last year and I think Hugh has accidentally pulled them up when he was putting my fairy ornament into the garden!However, my foxgloves are looking lovely too.

Kathyk said...

Your garden is looking fabulous. I can never see lupins without thinking of the Monty Python sketch "Dennis Moore"!!!

Kathyk

furrypig said...

wow your garden is looking lovely Jacky it is obviously well looked after..... is it South facing?? Ours is North facing and some is very shady so difficult to get things to grow.

scrappyjacky said...

Ruth...it's west facing....so most of it gets a fair bit of sun...though some parts are very shady.

Sandra said...

Your gardens looks fabulous. Sadly I've not been able to grow Nigella ... I know some say its a weed and will grow anywhere .. But not in our garden lol. And those lupins! Wow

Karen said...

What a beautiful country garden you have Jackie. The best I have managed this year is two pots of plants by the front door.

Sandie said...

Your garden is looking lovely Jacky. June is my favourite month in the garden I think - I love our natural flowers such as foxgloves and roses. I bought some pelargoniums. deep red and gorgeous. Last year I had pots of them and they went on and on until late in the summer. Enjoy the sun while it lasts.

Abi said...

I wish summer would come properly too. I feel the british weather has thoroughly let us down this year! I don't have a garden but our student house does have a yard so I feel this is the start of adulthood- onwards and upwards to a proper garden some day!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh, Jacky, your garden is SO beautiful! It's just so lush and green compared to ours here in Arizona. It's lovely to see the differences in our plants and flowers - I hope you'll do more garden posts in the future.

Karen said...

Your garden is gorgeous! I'm so envious of your lupines. Mine were coming along nicely for the first time in several years until the deer nipped off all the buds. Sorry to say they took the buds from lots of my perennials. I'm hoping the plants have time to recover before summer ends.

Sheena said...

Your garden is blooming Jacky x
Our back garden really requires lots of love & attention, it never recovered from the builders trashing it :(

Sian said...

My garden certainly doesn't grow like yours does! The flowers are gorgeous

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the peek into your garden. We're trying to fix ours up this year.
Rinda

Alison said...

Your garden's looking lovely,Jacky...such soft, pretty colours!
Alison xx

Sandi Robinson said...

Gorgeous garden shots! June is my favourite month too...although I'm still waiting for my rambling roses to bloom!! I love your winding gravel paths too! :D

Beverly said...

I love seeing people's gardens and rooms. Your flowers are blooming beautifully, the weather is definitely agreeing with them.

Katie Berberich said...

You have an amazing garden Jacky. Love the poppies and lupins, I can imagine spending many hours between the blooms watching time drift by.
Katie x

Riikka Kovasin said...

Gorgeous garden!

alexa said...

Not as well as yours alas, but everything is late here too. Your garden is beautiful and I'm,ove the design and the perspective - looks as if it wanders right on into the wooded distance!

Elizabeth said...

Your garden is just beautiful, and looks so large. I like all the varieties you are growing.

Gail said...

Your garden is looking wonderful. Our roses are finally all coming out - the one has been out for awhile but the others decided to wait till this week.

Barbara Eads said...

Your garden is gorgeous---along with your roses. I really like the lupines---they must not do well here as I don't see them around town. I used to have quite a patch of nigella myself, but somehow, it has disappeared! I'd love to have a stroll through with you!