June has sped by; so much so that the fact that today is the 22nd of the month had completely passed me by as you will know as I said yesterday that I would be posting about the cut flower beds today, ho hum, that will have to be tomorrow now; Cathy at Rambling in the garden has posted about her cut flowers today so perhaps those who want to join with that should link to her. But I hope you will join me in writing about your foliage too because even though I know your June gardens are filled with flowers it is the foliage that makes the garden look truly beautiful.
Chloris at The Blooming Garden, luckily for me, did remember that it was Foliage day and she has written a brilliant post highlighting all the wonderful trees and other foliage plants she has in her garden. She has shown how the foliage compliments the flowers so don’t feel you can’t join in because you can’t take a photograph without flowers too!
I had intended writing about how pruning isn’t as unnatural in the garden as we might at first think, but as I am already late with this post I will just show you what the foliage is doing for me this month.
Please excuse the bag of compost in front of the Citrus pot; all my citrus need new soil and I buy special compost for them. BTW, despite what Monty Don said a couple of weeks ago on Gardener’s World I have been told that citrus like their roots very near the surface of the soil, even showing above it; so it is important not to plant anything else in the pots with your oranges, lemons and limes.
I’ve placed my pots of oranges, lemons and limes around the edge of the semi-circle so they will receive plenty of sun. The rain has done a great job in helping to establish the new shrubs and trees planted last autumn and I will continue to irrigate them all through this summer and probably next.
I hope you are enjoying all that June has to offer in the garden and that the weather is helping you to enjoy it. To join GBFD just leave a link to and from this post. I look forward to reading your posts.