What’s blooming in July and creating a Garden Diary
It’s time for the monthly round-up of what’s happening in the garden! I’m now into that tricky time of trying to find days where I can work in the garden. For that I need 3 criteria to be met:
- Dry but not too hot
- Have the day free to work on the garden
- Be in the right mood for gardening
I’m discovering days where all 3 criteria are met are pretty hard to come by. Anyone else have that problem? I haven’t had many opportunities to do much this month, and my to do list is growing. At least I managed to plant my tomatoes and feed the fish! Read on for the round up:
What’s Blooming in June?
It’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day time! This month I’m relying on the fact that the garden has done a good job of springing to life without much, or even any, help from me. I have been completely distracted by the grand re-wire project, which you can read about here. So the garden has been somewhat neglected this month. But read on to see what’s happening. Isn’t this a fabulous way of keeping a diary of your garden throughout the seasons? And also of reminding yourself what you need to do, which in my case is now a LOT of weeding!
What’s blooming in May
It’s time for the monthly round-up of what’s happening in the garden! It’s been a funny few weeks. The garden was all coming to life marvellously but the weather then took a turn for the cold, which damaged or killed quite a lot of emerging blooms. It happened immediately after I cut the lawn for the first time so I suspect the answer is to never cut the lawn again…The cold weather has also put me off getting out into the garden to be honest, so I still have a long to do list I haven’t got round to, including painting the fence, weeding, planting more veg, planting bulbs, pruning…. you get the idea.
How’s Your Garden Growing this month?
Last month I joined bloggers around the World for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and got lots of positive feedback. So thank you everyone who gave encouragement and advice to this novice gardener! I also posted when I first moved into The Creative Coastal Home, The Novice Gardener by the season: Winter, showing my garden by the seasons. This month I’m updating you on what’s in bloom in my English north-east coastal garden in Spring. Plants are starting to bloom – warning this post is photo heavy!
The Creative Coastal Home Garden in Winter
I am definitely a novice gardener. In my previous home I had small front and back gardens, which both consisted of a patch of lawn surrounded by borders with bushes and trees. I struggled to bond with the space. Mowing the lawn and planting a few trees and shrubs was as far as it went.
In my new home, I’ve inherited well-tended gardens and I’m really keen to keep them looking good, and improve my gardening and fruit and veg growing skills. I’ve also been inspired by a series fellow blogger simplythenest did A year in the secret garden where she photographed her garden each month, giving a great insight into how a garden can look over the course of a year, when you really pay attention to it. So here’s the first one of my series: The novice gardener by the season.