Garden Journal 11.7.21

Hello, and thanks for clicking the links to my garden journal – a place for recording some of my gardening activity, tracking my horticultural journey and waxing lyrical about gardens. This week I’m writing about the incredible growth just now in gardens, some border renovation in my work’s garden of Sulgrave Manor, and I have a timely message about growing in containers.

Incredible Growth

Gardens are growing well at the moment aren’t they, at least they are in middle England. Summer warmth has seen temperatures in the twenties pretty consistently since my last post, and with frequent rainfall, herby growth in particular has been lush.

Abundant growth across the rose garden at Sulgrave Manor

Wilder areas have been flattened by the rains and are spilling over the otherwise neatly mown paths – the grass itself seemingly springing up behind me as I walk. Then there’s edging-up; will it never end?!

Garden Journal 5.9.20

Welcome to a slice of my weekly gardening journal – an entry for the week leading up to Saturday September 5th. This week I’ve re-potted, twisted timber, and some fruit that’s ripe for picking.

Gardening ways images for first week in September; an orchard and ripening fruit
A week in view…

Crikey what a week it has been. We went to bed after Monday’s August bank holiday sunshine, the calendar flipped to September and meteorological autumn, and the weather changed instantly to match the season! To be true though, the sunshine hasn’t gone far away this week, despite the rain clouds holding it back, and the garden is definitely thriving in the conditions.