The end of June in The Fortnight Garden

Here we are, at the end of June in The Fortnight Garden. I can hardly believe that six months of the year have already passed and we are into the second half of 2020. What a year it is proving! The hard work in the garden in March and April was well worth it as I look round now at colour everywhere, and bees, butterflies and birds enjoying themselves.

Paeony

Almost June in The Fortnight Garden

It is almost June in The Fortnight Garden – five months of 2020 have already passed. I can’t believe we are already approaching the halfway point in the year. The Fortnight Garden has had a lot of attention and it is responding really rather well – it has certainly been a great help to me during this time. I rather assume my fellow gardeners also turn to their plants for calmness in a time of stress and concern.

Michelle Meilland in Greenwich Park

I look forward to seeing this rose every year. Just for a few weeks I enjoy the whirl of pink petals and it is a special joy to visit Greenwich Park and head for the rose garden.

Michelle Meilland in Greenwich Park

Michelle Meilland in Greenwich Park

Michelle Meilland in Greenwich Park

Michelle Meilland in Greenwich Park

June: The Essence of Summer

The roses are starting to flower in Greenwich Park Rose Garden. Just Joey is just gorgeous.

Just Joey

Just Joey Just Joey

Just Joey

And I am sharing this with Garden Photography.

The soughing of the wind

My mother woke me this morning. I didn’t open my eyes, I just lay still, and remembered the sound of her voice, and her scent. She came in the moment a year ago when we scattered her ashes – the wind swirled and soughed, and then it was silent. I sensed release, escape, peace. The church says ‘ashes to ashes, dust to dust’ but it didn’t feel like that and today I remember it also says ‘in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life’ and I wonder if it could be true. My mother certainly believed it.

She loved flowers and today I send her some roses from the garden.

Canary Bird