The Long View – Blooming June

It is June, already, almost half way through the year!

I’m joining Heather at Xericstyle for her meme showing a long view in the garden.  Thanks for hosting this month Heather.

Although to some extent this has become superfluous, since I stopped featuring mainly individual plants in favour or showing views and combinations, it is still good to compare from this top window view how the garden fits into the large landscape.

Each Friday during summer I will share the view from the terrace looking west. The beds concerned are those that you can see looking down from this window so the two posts work well together.

The Long View

The Long View

In the large island I am pulling out all the orange and yellow Eschscholzia leaving the varied tones of pink.

Angling the camera up, the wider landscape is included

Angling the camera up, the wider landscape is included

The view is losing its lush greenness; where the field is yellow the hay has been cut and collected.

The field beyond the garden is filled with wild flowers

The field beyond the garden is filled with wild flowers

In the large island Gladiolus nana 'The Bride'

In the large island Gladiolus nana ‘The Bride’

Cistus are still flowering but I think they will come to an end early this year

Cistus are still flowering but I think they will come to an end early this year

Stipa tenuissima blows in the wind, Madonna lilies are flowering

Stipa tenuissima blows in the wind, Madonna lilies are flowering

If you would like to see some other long views do pop over to Heather blog to see her view and those of other participants.

28 thoughts on “The Long View – Blooming June

  1. The first view is stunning, such a beautiful tapestry of flowers and foliage. How wonderful to have such a pretty meadow alongside your garden, they go beautifully together.

    • Thanks Pauline, the foeld was the source of all the verbascums that arrived a few years ago, and stangely don’t appear so often in the field now. Weeds also arrive from the field too of course, but that can’t be helped.

  2. Everything seems so early. The worry is, as you hinted, it may all fizzle out earlier too. Here, we are nowhere near hay-cutting time yet! It’s nice to get a glimpse of you veg.plot, too, all looking very productive.

  3. I love this view and I think I have finally ‘clicked’ in terms of how things sit together. I get a similar aerial view of our terraced borders from the upper house windows and I do spend a lot of time looking at it. Great for planning purposes. I like the idea of colour theming. The oranges do look so good on the bank though.

    • On the slope I’m very happy to keep all the orange and yellow poppies but the Large Island and the Upper Drive Border would be better if they were variations on pink.

  4. Even though you are pulling the orange it does look lovely with the purple and the view is looking great at the beginning of June Christina. This has become my favorite view especially with the field of wildflowers in the back drop!

  5. It’s lovely to have this view, Christina – perhaps I need to build a viewing tower…..! I look forward to seeing how the changes creep in from week to week, although probably only you will notice them at first!

  6. Your long view does an excellent job of showing how well you’ve used repetition in your color scheme. The surrounding countryside provides a wonderful backdrop too!

  7. A beautiful long view of your garden. Your veg garden looks so well organised. I love your use of the Stipa to give a naturalistic look. You really have your own distinctinctive style of gardening. I love the look you have created. How wonderful to have those amazing wildflower meadows near you.

  8. I love the way your garden blends into its surroundings so well, and the soft pinks of the large Island are very beautiful, I can see why you want to limit the brilliant colours of the poppies to the slope. You must really relish this time of year, when there is still so much fresh colour, before the baking heat kicks in.

    • Eventually I want the large island to be mostly pinks, dark claret and white, but as they must be plants that don’t require summer water it is quite difficult to find what I want.

  9. It looks beautiful, and the scenery is such a nice backdrop to the garden. I see where your view west from the terrace comes from now, interesting how it all fits together 🙂

    • I’m glad you are beginning to understand the garden, it is difficult from photographs, maybe I’ll have to take a walk around with my camera from one area to the next so it is easier to understand.

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