After a sunny May we had wet and windy weather in our neck of the woods and now we're back to heatwave conditions with possible thundery storms on the way, although nothing has happened yet. This is reflected in my five photo collages of our garden in June.
With the wet weather there were plenty of snails about. Our friendly neighbourhood robin was seen flying in and out of the cypress hedge. I'm not sure what it was up to as I haven't seen any youngsters and it's rather late for building nests. Other larger birds can be seen in the huge cherry tree in a neighbour's garden. This year they can feast on a bumper crop of cherries.
We're enjoying the redcurrants, the first ripe cherry tomatoes, strawberries
and the veggie plot is full of good things.
When the sun has been out it has been a joy to sit in the garden, listen to the sound of the water feature fountain, the cawing of the rooks in a nearby lime tree and the sweet song of blackbirds as they tune up for a late afternoon vocal session. On a fine day this week grandson came over to help Mr P make a smooth path of existing stones down by the side of the tall cypress hedge so that it's easier to access the area at the bottom of the garden. Even though social distancing continues it's good that our daughter and grandson can come into the back garden and we can do likewise. It makes a change to visit them.
rose White Star, patio rose and ceanothus Skylark, antirrhinums and roses Joie de Vivre,
pink and white delphinium, white oriental poppy, rose Happy Anniversary, white and pink dianthus
daisy, sweetpeas mixed, lupin, Madonna lily, pink evergreen jasmine, courtyard sitting area,
purple flowering sage, a bunch of sweet peas white dianthus and the anniversary rose
red dianthus, sweetpea, red pelargoniums and marigold
clematis Voluceau, White Star rambling rose, Joie de Vivre rose,
pink and white bell flowers.
Thank you once more for your visit. Have a lovely weekend.