Garden Diary: June 2012

May and June were the wettest and coolest months in decades, and yet we still have a hosepipe ban enforced. Daft? You betcha. Lucky? Yes, because with all this rain we’ve not needed to give any plants a drink of water, so using the hose is immaterial. Here are a few photos from the garden taken during June. The (undercover) grapevine that’s tied into the roof-ridge of the greenhouse is happily setting clusters of grapes, so a good crop is expected from them this autumn. The outdoor vines are less happy with the cool temperatures.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. cobbies69 says:

    hosepipe ban.. bah humbug, lol great photos of lovely plants.. 😉

    1. Misky says:

      Thanks! 🙂

  2. putneyfarm says:

    Your garden looks lovely- thanks for sharing.

    1. Misky says:

      My pleasure. 🙂

  3. J9 says:

    Oh the cabbage roses! Beautiful pictures. I envy your rain.

    1. Misky says:

      I’ve started checking for webbed skin between my toes – duck feet. It’s rained nearly every day since April. Ridiculous. The roses like it though!

  4. muddykinzer says:

    Beautiful photographs!

    1. Misky says:

      Thank you very much!

  5. Karen says:

    Your garden seems to be thriving in the cool, wet weather. Beautiful photos.

    1. Misky says:

      Everything but my kitchen garden, Karen. Everything edible has stopped growing. (sob)

  6. These are such lovely photos. I especially like the grapevine in the greenhouse. What a nice idea, to periodically stop and take stock of what’s happening in the garden.

    1. Misky says:

      We had 10mm of rain within 2 hours yesterday. It knocked all the blossoms off my rose bushes. I’m rather sick of this rain and stormy summer weather now, thank you very much.

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