My Early June garden

I took the photos below earlier this month in my garden, just at the time whem we were all thinking – what has happened to ‘flaming June?’
my garden, Lupins
But it just kept getting wetter and I had to rush out whenever things dried up a wee bit. Then came days of high winds and everything flattened, especially the lupins.

my garden, Fife

They continue to fight back though and new spikes are coming through.


It looks like we will have a bumper crop of raspberries and Tayberries this year, if all the rain we’re getting doesn’t bring the dreaded botrytis fungus. The pears which were growing got blackened in a May frost – such is life, I can’t see any pears on the tree now.
my garden, side of path
If you click on these photos it’ll take you over to Flickr and you can click on them again to zoom in to see the details better.

London Pride, acer
Since I took these photos I’ve been out cutting back and dead heading and more roses are coming out.
poached egg plant
We’ve been promised decent weather over the next few days, although wouldn’t you know it – it’ll be much better over in my beloved west of Scotland where it’s supposed to reach 25 Celsius.
Turk's cap lily

Apparently that’s 77 Fahrenheit, I’m just glad that I’m not with my brother in Holland at the moment because it’s going to be seriously hot there. Global overheating is definitely in mainland Europe.

6 thoughts on “My Early June garden

  1. We suffered from the May frosts too. Such is life *sigh* Everything looks very green and lush in your garden. I’m glad the lupins are fighting back!

    • Sandra,
      That makes me feel slightly better about the frost as I was thinking it was because we live in the east of Scotland. I’m so surprised you had a frost in May in Cornwall.

  2. A lovely lush summer garden: the yellow lily is spectacular!
    Hope you get a good crop from your berry plants.
    What kind of conifer is in the top photo behind the lupins? A Fir of some kind? I always love the soft tender green of the new shoots.

    • Valerie,
      It is an ordinary Norwegian spruce/Christmas tree and it was in a pot and looking very bedraggled when we moved here. I decided to set it free in the garden but never really expected it to survive, otherwise I would have put it further away from the house – I may have to trim it back in a few years. The new shoots are lovely though.

  3. I still can’t believe you’ve created this lush and interesting garden in just a few years! I showed the photos to my Jack and he agrees that it’s gorgeous.

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