Today is unusually hot at about 32 degrees. Lovely if you have the sea to look at, less so elsewhere. My view is not of the sea but of the garden border. To help cool you down I have decided to share the pictures I took yesterday morning as they are soft and hazy and misty.
The flower heads are forming on the Eupatorium but I have noticed that the leaves are drooping today in the heat, better give him a can of water later. (Must be a him? joe pie weed).
The golden oats of Stipa gigantea are really golden now, such a great plant if space allows.
Calamagrostis Karl Foerster is also looking good, upright with burgundy seed heads. I have had to stake a couple of them this year as they took a battering by the high winds a couple of weeks ago.
Whatever your garden view today you can pop along to Cathys blog and share it with us. https://wordsandherbs.wordpress.com as she is hosting the ‘Tuesday View’
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.
. 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.
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.