The Fortnight Garden in mid-July is rather jungly, mainly because it has been neglected for a month because one of us had Covid and we were both isolating.
Joy of the week
William Shakespeare suffered badly from black spot last year and I sprayed and then cut right down, so I am pleased to see a few flowers, but I am not sure if it is going to flourish again or whether we have reached the end of our relationship!
Yes, it is that time of year again. Hadspens Abundance and Robustissima are flourishing and crowing out everything else, but they are pretty.
She looks beautiful in the City Garden but rather prim and proper here. It is probably the lack of water which holds her back in the Fortnight Garden. However, she is flowering generously and I am grateful.
Scents in The Fortnight Garden in mid-July
The curry plant fills the air with an aromatic scent as you approach the garden. I need to take some cuttings and plant them on the pavement garden in London. The lavender is more modest about sharing and you have to rub the flowers for their wonderful scent. I cut the one plant hard back and am pleased to see it flowering generously – it is c.ten years old and I cut it hard back into old wood.
The start of yellow
Rudbeckia Goldsturm is just starting out but not looking particularly happy or robust. Lots more compost and feed needed in the autumn, and yet more thinning out. At least it is flowering in The Fortnight Garden in mid-July!
The medicinal glass
At the end of a warm day it is always time for a medicinal glass and time to enjoy the view over The Fortnight Garden in mid-July.
The Fortnight Garden in mid-July is starting to look tired – much like I feel! If The Propagator survives the M20 I hope he is sympathetic!
I must look again for Japanese Anemones. It was the wrong time of year at the garden centre when I wanted one, but they are a lovely plant.
Yes, they are lovely, and very useful, but if you find the right spot they are also thugs and can spread very quickly!