A June garden in Cratfield

Despite the variable temperatures and sometimes vicious winds the garden is growing.

The view from the front door

The view from the front door

The roses in the hedge are flowering – isn’t this hidden corner wonderful? The hedges around the village are absolutely beautiful too, pink and white dogroses everywhere.

A secret corner with Rosa Canina, and Centranthus in the background

A secret corner with Rosa Canina, and Centranthus in the background

The Roseraie de l’Hay is finally flourishing, the daisies are enjoying themselves, and the everlasting wallflower, Erysimum E A Bowles is gorgeous.

Roseraie de l'Hay, Anthemis, Erysimum 'E A Bowles'

Roseraie de l’Hay, Anthemis, Erysimum ‘E A Bowles’

I have cut off the last forget-me-not flowers so that the leaves can develop, and the anenomes are starting to develop flower buds.

Brunnera 'Jack Frost' and Anenome 'Hadspens Abundance'

Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ and Anenome ‘Hadspens Abundance’

I am feeling really excited about the garden – you can probably tell!

This is the third season and the shape and feel are different each year. I originally planted three Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ in the bed above, and then divided at the end of the first year, and at the end of the second year I was able to start another small patch. At the end of this year I will have a supply of plants for the garden renovation in London, or even plants for sale! The plants were expensive to buy, but have more than repaid me. In the same bed I started with three anenome plants which were starting to spread after one year, and by the end of this year I will have an over-supply!

My plan to grow wildflowers in the hedge has not really succeeded. I only have some field campion, primroses, and one colts foot plant, but the ox-eye daisies are spreading!

Ox-eye daisies in the hedge

Ox-eye daisies in the hedge

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