Over the past couple of weeks, the garden seems to have taken the decision to burst into life.
As this is our first summer at the house, we had no idea what might pop up in the borders. In the past day or so these gorgeous iris have bloomed and the blowsy, deep scarlet peonies have finally started to open.
In the pots the spring bulbs have started to fade, but the strawberry plants and herbs we planted are growing well. The only herb that failed to take was the basil… if anyone has any tips for growing this in a pot I'd be interested to hear them. We use loads of basil so it would be handy if we could grow it rather than keep on buying it from the supermarket.
In the raised beds we have a handful of fledgling cabbages, carrots and beetroots. The far end of the garden is awash with dandelions, I try to pick a few heads off each time I'm up there.
I think the purple flowering plant in the last photo is a buddleia… it hangs over the fence from next door and is always covered in butterflies later in the season.
I posted this month's mood board a couple of days ago, a snapshot of the plants and flowers growing in our garden each month. You can find that post here.
Joining in with Annie's 'how does your garden grow'.