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Jun182018

Mid-June.

Aaand as promised, another post with pictures from the weekend! The veggie garden is my pride and joy right now, so let´s start here. I successfully grew larkspur for the first time last year which turns out to be a prolific self-seeder - I had a whole bed of tiny larkspur plants this spring which I very carefully dug out and transplanted. It´s everywhere now and I love it. All the other flowers in this cutting bed - cornflower, two varieties of calendula, snapdragons and clarkia - are just starting to bloom.

I love the combination of the blue larkspur and that red climbing rose! Also my cabbages are off the charts this year; and the sunflowers are seemingly getting taller by the hour.

What remains of the poppies.

I am growing corn for the first time this year. Well I did a small trial last year which didn´t go super well, but that was mostly my fault. Anyway this year I have three or four different varieties, so far so good... I really love the height and structure of the plants.

Everything is growing pretty well considering the little water I am able to give the plants. Even the pumpkins are really happy. I really want to do a huge post of what I am growing in the veggie garden and why and how; hopefully I´ll find the time to put something together soon.

Just a minute of silent admiration for rambler "Raubritter" which is getting prettier every year.

My lavender is pretty happy this year as well. These are probably perfect conditions for lavender! Also Fred is photobombing :)

My newly planted perennial beds in the walled garden are filling in nicely. I mean they would all be happier with some rain but at this point I´m just thankful if I can keep them alive. That´s it for today! Two posts in a day, when did that ever happen. Talk soon.

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Reader Comments (3)

Ah, what remains of the poppies is every bit a good as the poppies themselves. Beautiful!

June 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

Ah, your garden is just beautiful, and all that space. I love the different "rooms" with the roses and trees almost acting as entrances. My veggie patch is also my pride and joy, and like you we are having a very dry summer so stuff is not growing as well as I'd like, but then on the other hand, there are always plants that do better with hot and dry weather.

June 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHelle

Your summer garden is amazing. I have found that corn is surprisingly easy to grow. the hardest thing is knowing when to pick it. I got this right 2 years ago and last year I left the ears just too long and the corn was no longer sweet and tender. But I loved the stately stalks for the height and structure they gave to the garden anyway.

June 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSally

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