Gertie’s Garden Diary July 2016 ….. Week One
Gertie’s Garden Diary July 2016
July 1st, vignettes on a wet, wet, wet day….. Peace.
Dame de Court.
July 2nd. Today we put a webcam onto the holly tree ,pointing towards the Blue Hill, to see if it picks anything up overnight. It has started to work and next week, with more free time, we will set it up better to record happenings in the garden.
July 3rd we were out for the day visiting Judy and David who live in Oxfordshire. Their garden still has the pretty garden boxes I remember from the last visit …..
…and their little pond had beautiful lilies flowering in it.
July 6th Today scents and smells have predominated my GG ventures! Outside there is Privet and Jasmine blossom, each with its own exquisite scent. It really is lovely and I am so grateful that my hay fever is not tree blossom invoked! When a child, I enjoyed lilac in our garden in Hornsey; here I enjoy the privet blossom.
When I came indoors, after carefully watering wherever was needed, and putting more straw around more strawberries and the edge of the raised bed, I reeked of fox odour!
The garden is bursting with flower and leaf!
The hydrangeas were wilting for lack of water ….. It’s busy, busy out there.
Up on the balcony, where Echinacea in a basket is being pollinated by something? …
… seedlings are nestling in the top of the cold frame and are progressing nicely.
Today, July seventh, another warm, sunny day when I have already given the tomatoes a drink, and will have to water the rest of G’sG tonight after I sweep the paths … I am recording more vignettes of the busy, pretty garden.
Summer has arrived despite all the weird, wet months of virtually two false Spring times. After the red currants, juicy, fat black currants are now ripening.
Anne ….. 07.07.2016.