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June in Snapdragon's Garden
This month, as I wait for a good time to weedkill the new beds in the back garden - I am keeping my eyes firmly fixed on the front garden.
This little border runs from the drive to the front door - this photo was taken from the hall.
Last year I dug out the turf and planted an apple tree, a box hedge and some perennials. This year I moved lots of the perennials from the back gardens into it.
It is the most sheltered space in the whole garden - surrounded on 3 sides by beech hedges and backing upwards from the path so that frost rolls from it.
I wanted it to be a haven for insects, away from the winds that buffet the rest of the garden, and chose a colour scheme of pinks and purples with splashes of tomato soup orange to pep it all up.
At the moment it is a wonderful cottage garden muddle, full of scabious and peonies, roses and alliums - all backed by a wall of 8 feet tall delphiniums
With this spell of warm sunny weather you can hear the noise of the bees from inside the house!
It is a good job that I have somewhere else to look while I pluck up the courage to kill off the remaining plants (and weeds) in the back garden and then to cover it all for a season or two.
Wish me luck . . . .