First of all, can I just ask if anyone else is experiencing problems with Blogger at the moment. I have already drafted this post twice - it won't let me scroll up and down for a start. Then when I inserted photos it wouldn't let me continue writing after - it has been a nightmare. So I'll give it another try now and see what happens.
Although there is colour here and there in the garden, mainly from the containers - I hate the garden in July, always have. The bright, fresh greens have gone and the plants and flopping and sprawling in the heat. The early excitement of wondering what is going to flower next is over as I struggle to keep the garden looking half-decent.
But, on the bright side, the veg garden is overflowing with riotous colour wherever you look - mainly due to the fact that I sowed lots of wild flowers and annuals to attract all those creepy-crawly-buzzy creatures.
|pot marigolds and campion edge the veg rows|
|flowers nestle round the cabbages and parsnips|
|the potato patch is full of poppies|
|sweet peas, sweet william and feverfew mingle with the weeds|
|the runner bean flowers add another spot of colour|
|the teasels that I planted for the goldfinches are now towering about everything|
|This picture is out of sequence (damn you Blogger)|
showing the hens and ducks free-ranging at Rolleston