Saturday, 6 August 2011

My Garden in July






































Life here is ticking along nicely, I've been doing my usual pottering in the garden now the weather has picked up.  

My garden seems to change every year, this year I scattered wild/cottage seeds in April/May so its a mixture of clashing colours and textures, some I'm happy with and some I'm not.  Next year I have plans for a more controlled and formal look with grass and box hedging.

















































Fennel, Calendula and Cosmos, California Poppyand Campanula, Rosemary and a Blueberry bush.


I'm really enjoying the Fennel this year and will be saving lots of seeds
 



The pond finally cleared after its revamp and the frogs are loving it.  They often sitting on the lily pads soaking up the sun.



The strawberries and tomatoes are doing really well this year, I suppose because of all the rain we have had.





37 comments:

  1. You're up and at it early this morning...I'm still sitting up in bed with my sons' laptop on my lap...catching up...have had a very busy couple of weeks travelling and with Aussie visitors. Dropped some off at the station yesterday and my son left early this morning for 3 months around Europe...so finally have the house back and lots of bedding to wash! I love your very English cottage garden...I think you've done a lovely job...you may not be happy with some of it but Nature is ramdom and I do like a garden to reflect this...however I do also love the look of boxed hedges and parterre style gardens....I'm off to visit some of your friends on your sidebar..have a great weekend. Robx

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  2. Hello Deborah:
    Your garden looks a deight in a true 'Cottage Garden' style which is, in our experience, far from easy to achieve. We cannot really believe that it is all down to having scattered some seeds earlier in the year. Whatever, it is very pretty and any clashing colours which, to be honest, we are not aware of, do, in any case, add to the interest and serve to 'lift' any scheme from being predictable which this is most certainly not.

    You mention a more formal scheme for next year and, of course, we do not know the extent of your garden nor its overall design but, looking at these pictures, we should be very reluctant to change simply for the sake of it.

    Have a really happy weekend.

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  3. Your garden looks lovely. Its way hot here and burning up all my plants outside. I'm so jealous of all the beautiful plants and flowers you have growing.

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  4. What Nita said. Oh and what the Hattatts said too.

    And I love your big pictures and the blue of that pot.

    Next spring please come and sprinkle some of your magic into my garden.

    xo Jane

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  5. So lovely! Your flowers and your pond are just beautiful.

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  6. Everything is beautiful, Deborah. I love that you've mixed in herbs for the their flowers. Are the yellow flowers annual cosmos?

    The little white chair and table are perfect. Love those.

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  7. Absolutely charming! I love the California poppies and blue campanulas (and everything else too) and that blue pot. It looks like a garden in the Napa Valley, California.

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  8. Love, love, love your cottage garden. Scattering seeds doesn't seem to work for me unfortunately, I have to grow them in pots and transplant.

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  9. How I enjoyed visiting your wild summer garden this morning! I especially love that blue urn - what an amazing color - and your little frog!

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  10. I really enjoy your little garden tours xx

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  11. I have to get outside and do some gardening...your garden is an inspiration to do just that!

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  12. Oh, your garden is just beautiful!! I would love to have a space like this! I love the pond with the lily pads. My boys would love to watch the frogs sitting there!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  13. I love the photos with the big turquoise pot and would love to be sitting in the garden next to it having a cup of tea. Lovely post.

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  14. just beautiful. everything from the herbs to the flowers and the furniture.

    xo

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  15. I love the blue jar and the poppies and the fennel, too. Don't like to eat it, but may grow it for my cutting garden. And, I am definitely going to steal your stone edging for my lily pond. I just have a black plastic liner in the ground. It never occurred to me to EDGE it!! I love it. Fall project number one!! thanks for the idea, and sorry for the theft! xoxo

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  16. Hi an urban cottage:- the yellow flowers are 'California poppies' the're very easy to grown, sow them somewhere sunny.. some will winter and get bigger but they also seed themselves and you just get a smaller plant later in the year x

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  17. Hi, I just found your blog, and have added you to my google reader.

    I love your garden - it looks so natural, and easy to take care of!

    I'm off to read some more of your posts. Have a great day!

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  18. It's looking gorrrrrgeous!! I'd love to sit at that chair with your magazine and have a little relaxing read there!!

    Sarahx

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  19. Hi Deborah, your garden is really delightful! I love the fennel and the fact that you have frogs sitting on lillypads. Your tomatoes look fabulous, ours are not great I think we need a greenhouse. Love Linda x

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  20. Hi Deborah, your garden is a picture - and I love your large blue urn stunning!
    Jillxx

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  21. Such a pretty and productive garden

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  22. i am in love with your rambling english garden!!!!

    nothing like this to lift an aussie girls spirits on a rainy english summer's morning!

    melissa xx

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  23. Your garden and patio are so beautiful Deborah, I love your little bistro set to sit and read on too. It looks like a peaceful place to enjoy an afternoon.
    xoxo

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  24. Just love the carefree nature of your garden! I have been walking around mine - we're in extreme heat and drought right now - contemplating changes! Would love to have the blooms and color you have!
    Enjoyed my visit!
    Kathy

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  25. Such a gorgeous cottage style garden!

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  26. Looks like the perfect cottage garden...absolutely lovely!

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  27. It's truly lovely at your place! We've had such horrid heat, most of my garden is dead. 111-112 degrees hot!
    Brenda

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  28. Many thanks for the visit and your lovely comments. Love Linda x

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  29. Thankyou for the beautiful reminder of an English garden in July, it looks rather different to the recent post I did for Our Garden In July :)

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  30. Your garden is a wonderland of beauty. Thank you for sharing it with us. Hope you're having a lovely week.

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  31. Beautiful garden! I especially love the produce! It makes me nostalgic-I used to grow strawberries when I was younger!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  32. Wow - are you sure it wasnt magic fairy dush you sprinkled! Love love love it! Sinead

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  33. you truly are living in a little piece of heaven. you are so lucky! you have inspired me to relook and revisit my bedraggled, slug-infested New York side garden. tomorrow i may take it by storm if it doesn't storm here again! thank you so much. also, want to invite you to read my brand new blog (very, very much a work in progress) here: lesliejanson.com. cheers!

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  34. Darling Deborah, your kitchen is simply perfect!!
    Anything fits and matches with all the other and the balance becomes armony.
    Well done!!
    Have a nice day
    Silvia

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  35. I love frogs. Did the frogs come in your pond on their own or did you put them there?

    -Zane of ontario honey

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