Here are some pictures I took over the weekend. It was a good one. First of all, memo to myself, plant snapdragons again next year. I´ve had them in my house for weeks now and I love them so.
We got a new dining room rug. The back story is here. The rug is technically a true grey but in this light is has some blue and green in it. I love it. (It´s from Urbanara like almost all my rugs - they have a sale until Wednesday! Not sponsored, just a fan!)
I baked a huge Mohnstriezel. It turned out perfect.
I usually love the walled garden in July, but this year honestly it´s not great. It has a lot to do with the drought we´ve been experiencing for months now, but I also think the beds are getting too crowded. I actually re-shuffled things in here last year but I think I need to be even more ruthless this autumn!
Beyond the walled garden - my favorite Origanum.
The big new border beyond the walled garden, coming along nicely I think, and on the left is the lavender border I was talking about in one of the previous posts.
Illustrated here by Ludwig. (Chasing butterflies).
Oh man, I do love these.
The veggie garden however is exceptionally pretty this year, if I say so myself. I´ve never received so many compliments from my neighbors and even my husband keeps telling me how nice it looks.
The thing is I have lots of flowers this year in here and the combination is just especially nice. I´ve always loved the concept of a cottage garden where veggies and flowers grow side by side.... Don´t you love the hollyhocks?
This here is my little cutting "garden" - snapdragons, corn flowers, marigold and the huge pink/red flowers are Clarkia Unguiculata (Mandelröschen in German). I technically grew them for cutting but they basically drop dead five minutes after putting them in a vase so I just let them do their thing in the bed and enjoy them here. (Do you have any experiences with Clarkia? Am I doing anything wrong?)
So so so happy with the sweet peas this year. I´m able to bring massive bouquets in the house every few days. What a joy. Also, I love this picture.
Also, Lutz says hi. Have a happy week!