My Garden in June

I’ve been out in the garden weeding, pruning, mowing and training. It’s all growing so quickly at the moment, and it seems like every couple of days, there are new things blooming or needing dead-heading or looking after. It’s lovely to wander around and admire the colour, though I’ve been less pleased with little creatures taking bites out of my beloved roses – finally I’m getting why my mum’s moaned about garden pests, as I do now actually care! Anyway, this is how it’s looking this week…

My sweet peas are finally coming up…

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Things are happening in my pots collection…

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And my cut flower patch is thriving, so I’m eager to see some blooms next month…

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And then there is colour popping up all over the place…

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As regular readers will know, this gardening thing is still all pretty new to me, but now that I’ve been working on it for nearly a year, I feel I’m starting to really get it. I find myself reading gardening magazines, looking forward to trips to beautiful gardens (I’ve a gorgeous one to share with you next week) and making notes of flowers and plants that I’d like in my garden. But the thing that is really occupying my thoughts at the moment is positioning of my plants. This is new to me! Over the last year I’ve worked hard on getting the layout and the structure of the garden as I wanted it, and as my interest has grown, I’ve enjoyed adding new shrubs and flowers to it. However, I now want to take everything out and put it all back in again in different places! With so much of it flowering, I know that now is not the time, so I’m starting to use my garden journal to make notes on what’s flowering where and when, and where I’d like to move things to. Some plants are leaning forward trying to reach the sunlight and are a little too shaded, some areas feel overcrowded in an uncontrolled kind of way, and some things are just plain wrong! Take this bed, for example…

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It’s nearest to the house and so I wanted to put all of my favourite things in there so I could see them easily! Amongst other things, there are alliums, a peony, an acer, knautia, and that geranium has grown and grown! It now means it’s too full and despite having 3 roses in it, you can barely see them. This bed will be my priority come autumn.

I’ve never looked at it all like this before, so it seems I’m taking my gardening to the next level. And surely this is the fun one? Well, I’m enjoying it!

How about you? Do you want to move things around, or have you got it where you want it all out there?

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29 thoughts on “My Garden in June”

  1. I’m awful at positioning, but am interested in thinking about it! My garden is so established and has such awful soil and deep root issues that I tend to stick to container gardening-which makes the job of positioning slightly easier as you can just move the container ๐Ÿ™‚
    Looking lovely though, despite the crowding and positioning issues x

    1. An interest in thinking about it is half way there! Thank you. It does look pretty and colourful, but I just look and see the need to move things now!

  2. I’ve never really thought about positioning either but having watched grandad *maybe from a deckchair clasping a G&T* I really have had my eyes opened to the difference it can make. Gardening starts off as a bit of ‘oh that might look nice I’ll plant that’ to an actual art. Fascinating isn’t it? Great to see you blooming !
    Thanks for sharing – this post really made me smile xx

    1. It is fascinating. I’ve got all wrapped up in it now, and yes, I suppose I am blooming! That’s lovely to know ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  3. Its all looking gorgeous lovely! Its funny though how you see it differently after a while, our front garden is a bit like that bed, some things swamping others. So difficult to know which things will flourish and what wont, so positioning is hard to get right! It’s fun learning though isn’t it? Xx #hdygg

  4. those roses are beautifulโ€ฆ and you have so much colour in your garden! I’m obsessed with greenfly at the moment, they’re all over my sweet peasโ€ฆ arrrggghhh! x

  5. I totally get what you mean about wanting to re-arrange everything! I’m in exactly the same position, but still happy to have pretty things even if they do need a good shuffle. Lovely photos, we seem to have very similar plants in our gardens, so obviously you have excellent taste ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  6. Busy as a bee! I would love a cut flower patch, even more than a veggie patch. I have been cutting bits and bobs from our own garden for bouquets, luckily it is so crammed full at the moment you can’t tell that I have been snipping. Love poppy there!

  7. I reposition plants. Mainly because I’ve planted them in the wrong place. Some are too big to move so I make cuttings. I have one camelia that tries to flower, with no luck each year, so it’s on my list to move this autumn. Husband cut it down once, but its come back stronger. Determined in some respects! Your garden is really starting to take shape. #HDYGG

    1. I have a teeny camelia and am thinking of moving that in autumn, too, as I’m not certain in it’s a spot to flourish. We’ll be busy moving then soon enough! x

  8. The great thing about gardening is that it’s never finished, there’s always something else to do and when you’ve got it all looking nice and tidy you can always think of something else you want to add. Loving your cit flower patch, will be really interesting to see all the flowers start coming through.

  9. I hope my sweetpeas hurry up and catch up to yours soon and I so wish I had a cutting patch. I had all these good intentions but I left it far too late. Love the colour you have got in the garden, looks really pretty. I need to move a lot of plants in the autumn as the garden is so overgrown. I have a habit of cramming too much in.

    1. My sweet peas have really come on this past month, quite suddenly! I sowed the cutting patch in April, though I think I may do it in Autumn this time.

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