We seem to be in the middle of a heatwave here in the UK, temperatures are soaring here and now after the damaging wind in Spring we have high temperature and no rain! The weather is never right for us gardeners though is it? No rain means I have to water most evenings!
Any way I managed to plant all the annuals and although they need watering still they are growing well. The white Alyssum is planted with a blue Lobelia on either side and they are coming together well. The Calendula further back is flowering well, fortunately they likes the dry conditions we have just now. The slugs and snails are having a field day with the French Marigolds anyone would think they had not eaten all Winter! I am hopeful that some will grow through without being devoured by slugs or snails.
The Peonies have been spectacular this year, most of them have a wonderful scent, we have different colours but the white ones are the longest living ones. Peonies are grown from a tuber similar to a dahlia and you can take some of the tuber and grow on another plant if you know someone with a nice plant.
The tall blue flowers in this photo are Campanula and I have them in blue and white here and elsewhere in the garden, June, of course, is the month of Roses but with the cold and windy Spring they are a little later this year. The one on the right in the photo is a chocolate rose which does smell of chocolate they other one has been in the garden a long time and was here before I came!
This month and next there is not so much to do in the garden, hanging baskets and pots to water of course and there is always weeding to be done! Today, however, was the sort of day that one could sit out in the garden and admire all that work one put in earlier so I put some cushions out and did just that.
So, enjoy your Summer wherever you are and I will look forward to welcoming you back to my garden in the Autumn or as you call it the Fall.