31 Jul 2015

July Garden Roundup

Even though July's weather was changeable the flowers in the garden continued to do their own thing. Here are some of them.

The roses have been ongoing. The phlox has replaced the oriental poppies and peonies of June. A clematis is beginning to flower after a slow start this year. The self-seeded poppies didn't turn out to be the purple Patty's Plum as I'd hoped, but a red variety. Nevertheless, they're still pretty and they draw the bees.

We've been enjoying the peas and broad beans, new potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, salad leaves and some rhubarb. The two peaches are still growing and colouring up on the tree in a pot in the covered yard, which is rather amazing.