May the best month in the garden and it is already the 24th! How did that happen?
Today has been hot and sunny in the garden ALL day, that hasn’t happened for a while. I’ve been cutting back Iris stems that have finished flowering and generally tidying up. Everything, especially the weeds are growing so fast; yesterday I must have spent an hour and a half weeding just half the pepper and cucumber bed. It was full of tiny weed seedlings. The grass under the olives has had to be cut far more times than in other years and with all the rain it looks almost like an English lawn rather than the very rough grass that is usually brown by this time.
We finished at the end of the woodland path on Tuesday.
I am enjoying the planting in this part of the garden enormously. The silver foliage and varying textures of a couple of different Artemesia with the pinky spent flowers of Euphorbia myrsinites with dark Sedum and Cotinus is very pleasing.
Lychnis coronaria seeds itself in all the most appropriate places around the garden. Again they are different this year – much taller!
The olive at the end of the above view didn’t seem to suffer any die-back, But all the others lost the end of their branches and of course that is where the olives should be. They are flowering but not as well as I would have hoped.
More rain is predicted for next week followed by a steep rise in the temperature.
Is your garden giving you pleasure this week? if so do share it with us; it would be a shame not to.