July is jogging along jauntily. We are having short, sharp showers of life giving water. Too life giving when it comes to weeds! However , I am truly happy to say that my gardening season has been a great success so far. Hard work none the less!! Rewarding and providing happiness and a sense of achievement. Not to say a very full tummy too! The family have been told to increase their lettuce intake!
Apart from vegetable growing on the allotment I have been tidying up and upgrading my front garden at home. All my neighbours may well have been saying “does she really have an allotment?” I think now they are in no doubt! I had allowed achilla mollis to grow in wild abandon all over the space. It began to look like a July jungle! I now strategically removed certain plants to create the overall effect I was trying to achieve. I turned over the soil and planted impatiens in different colours and pansies, the stunning yellow and black type. Deep red and rich deep pink roses add height and blend in perfect harmony with the lime green flowers of achilla mollis. The overall effect has been stunning. Family and by passers all admire the perfect mix of brown soil and spectacular plants. Jolly satisfying for the July gardener!