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Cathy at https://wordsandherbs.wordpress.com has restarted the Tuesday View meme. Several friends have been sweet enough to ask how my garden is progressing so this seems an apt way to share.

20160621-105620-39380127.jpg. Stipa gigantea/ Golden Oats
The garden was largely planted in the Autumn 2014 to Spring 2015 having previously been a paddock for goats. The soil is thick heavy clay littered with farmyard rubble. It has been heavy going and I am practically on first name terms with the men at the tip. The wet Winter worried me as the left hand borders had standing water for the best part of four months. I lost a few geraniums and echinops but the rest survived. Thankfully Golden Oats, Stipa gigantea is looking very happy.
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Foxgloves and Catalpa bignoides with Thalictrum and Black Barlow Aqualegia.

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The roses are ‘The Lark Ascending’ and they are looking really healthy with masses of buds to come. The grass Calamagrostis Karl Forester appears throughout the borders and has reached its full height of about 1.8m

I am pleased with progress but gardeners we are a tricky bunch to please, we only see what needs to be done rather than enjoying what has been done.