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Jun012018

Mostly roses, and hello June.

May felt a bit like a long summer holiday since it was unusually hot and I had quite some time off. I got a lot done in the garden but still feel like I am perpetually behind on everything. Ah well, nothing new here. It was a good but somewhat hazy month if that makes any sense. Anyway! The garden. Here are some poppies. If you are a long time reader you may remember last year´s poppy explosion in the walled garden. These are all self seeded from last year´s plants... funny enough they´re mostly this fluffy dark red variety but I am not complaining.

The white rambler on the wall is not in full bloom yet but I thought I´d take a picture in case there is a thunder storm soon and the blooms get destroyed before I can take a picture. Because that´s what happened last year and we can´t have that happening again, now can we. And yes I should have cut back those lavender trees way more, they look quite funny. 

Paeonies in the one bed in the walled garden that I left untouched. They are spectacular this year, huge and so fragrant. 

The yellow climber needs a little more time but I think it will be beautiful this year. Also yes we got a new bench as well. Before you are questioning my spending habits, the old one was four years old and falling apart. Also, burnt grass. Sad face. It basically didn´t rain all May around here. I am starting to get desperate. 

My favorite cute "Raubritter" rambler. I underplanted it with white astrantia last year which will take a bit longer to take off, but I think the combination will look lovely.

The bed with the old white roses and lady´s mantle is quite spectacular right now. Somehow I can never capture its beauty in a photograph, but trust me it´s very very pretty in reality. 

So happy with the new beds under the trees. 

Another rambler, this one is climbing up an old plum tree in the veggie garden. I don´t do red in my garden but I make an exception for this rose. And for poppies obviously. 

Bonus picture of the one and only foxglove in my garden this year. I had planted a lot of seedlings but the slugs killed all of them. Gardening can be so much fun. Happy June! Please let it rain. 

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Reader Comments (6)

So much beauty in your garden! The rock wall looks good. And I love the pop of that sneaky red rose. The new seat looks solid and settled but I can't imagine you have time for hammock-ing or sitting. I hope June gives you some resting time.

June 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSally

Your flower garden looks gorgeous! You have done a good job.

June 3, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterangela

And I don't do yellow, but that wall of yellow roses with the new bench is pretty stunning. Lovely all the way round Katrin.

June 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

What a magic garden.
Knowing that there is a lot of heart and soul and a strong worker behind it ...
Herzliche Grüße.

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMartina

Wunderschön! Ich lese schon seit Langem leise mit. Ist Eure neue Bank von Skagerak? Dankeschön! Liebe Grüße, Lou

June 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLou

Thank you all! <3

Lou - die Bank ist No-Name von Amazon, mal nach "Massive Teakbank" suchen. :)

June 18, 2018 | Registered CommenterKatrin

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