My Garden in July

I have been really enjoying pottering about in the garden this summer. The work that I began last year is bearing fruit, as I have splashes of colour all around me, and more importantly I feel, I have scents wafting at me from all directions. Here’s a little peek at what’s happening out there at the moment…

my garden July

My sweet peas are doing really well – I’ve cut loads of them this month..

sweet peas

My cut flower patch is looking rather lush! I’m getting fresh flowers from it all of the time now, which is exactly what I’d hoped for.

cut flower patch in July

Amongst the flowers are these gorgeous poppies..



And I love these cerinthe…


Then elsewhere in the garden, we have…

asiatic lillies

pots July



And to my rose love…


Harlow Carr Rose

Harlow Carr Rose Bloom

white rose bush

white rose

As I wrote about last month, I’m still in the midst of scribbling furiously away in my gardening journal, noting down changes I want to make come autumn when I can move things around more freely. And I might have just ordered some new plants, too (*whistles innocently*). OK, but I clearly needed a winter-flowering honeysuckle, and it was at a bargain price, and I needed a fair few bulbs ready for spring, I fell totally in love with a peony called ‘Sorbet’, and I obviously had to make my front bit of garden into something of a rose garden…didn’t I? Actually, I’ve never shared my front garden – it should be called small area, really, not garden as it’s merely a bed underneath my window, but I figure it’s a good space for The Fairy rose, so I’ve ordered 3 in different colours and I cannot wait! I’ll update you, of course, when everything arrives…

Until then, how’s your garden growing?

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33 thoughts on “My Garden in July”

  1. Your cut flower patch is really beautiful. I planted a few flowers for cutting this year and didn’t realise how much I’d enjoy them so next year I’m going to have a bigger patch. When plants are on sale at bargain prices it would be rude not to buy them 😉 Look forward to seeing your roses when they arrive!

    1. Jocelyn Reading

      I love that cut flower patch! It looks gorgeous when I look out of the window, and I have fresh flowers in the house all of the time now. Yes, I literally had no choice but to buy them 😉

    1. Jocelyn Reading

      I’m really pleased with it, and have more work and changes planned. I love the cut flower patch – every garden should have one!

  2. *scribbles down ‘cut flower patch’ as a reminder* Your garden is looking amazing and so well stocked. I love the brick wall edging round your lawn , something I’ll have to consider next year when I plan my garden out, if there’s one thing that drives me mad it’s edging the grass and strimming!

    Those roses are gorgeous, I was taking some photos in a local garden center last week and an old woman started talking to me about roses and how the David Austin rose people now have 200 steps to creating new roses. It was all terribly interesting – I didn’t dare tell her that I had at first thought one of the fancy roses was a peony! The shame!

    Thanks for sharing and joining in again x

    1. Jocelyn Reading

      Thank you. I love finding new things to put out there, too. That cut flower patch is gorgeous, and I love exploring it daily as new things are happening all of the time.

      No, you have to get your roses right! Though the fancy ones do look peony-ish, I do know what you mean. Those are the ones I love 🙂 x

    1. Jocelyn Reading

      Thanks very much, Caroline. I’m so pleased with it, and I’m bubbling with more plans and plants!

    1. Jocelyn Reading

      I love it. I’ll blog about it’s creation in more details soon, too, so look out for that 🙂

  3. Your marigold picture is a feast for the eyes – I think I got a bit transfixed there for a minute… Everything looks lovely – I love the little pots area and the roses. I have been able to cut some sweet peas from our garden too this week – we inherited a wild one. I’d love to know what those orangy red flowers are in your top pic – we inherited one of those too and I’ve always wondered what it was…

    1. Jocelyn Reading

      I love that shot, it’s just so beautiful. Thanks very much, I’m enjoying looking at it all out there. The shot at the top on the left? That’s a Cape Fuschia, or Phygelius. Mine’s huge now, and runs through a honeysuckle and a rose, which all looks rather lovely 🙂

    1. Jocelyn Reading

      Thank you. I love having bursts of colour everywhere, and would highly recommend sprinkling plenty of seeds everywhere!

  4. i’ve been looking forward to seeing that cut flower patch, it is gorgeous. I would say your garden is already very colourful and the roses, as you were saying, I can see why they are a favourite – beautiful!

    1. Jocelyn Reading

      The cut flower patch just looks fabulous and makes me smile every day! And the roses, well they’re beautiful and the scent is gorgeous!

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