July 2022 was hot and dry with record temperatures and very little rain. I wrote at the time that the garden was not very happy. July 2023 has seen more than the amount of rain than it should and below average temperatures. The garden is growing very fast and it seems to rain often at weekends so I am struggling to keep on top of all the weeding.
I have already written this year that the rainy Spring did not make them happy and I really do not want to lose any more of them. I have not thrown any out yet, I still have some remains of hope hanging on. Two are definitely still ok, my Asahi is throwing up new leaves, but I really need to protect it I think.ten years ago and you can see how much it has grown.
The early Autumn cyclamen are flowering early as usual.
and the sprinkled marigold and meadow seeds in the top corner are just a delight.beloved ginkgo, its really doing well this year. It is still in a container and I am now having that 'should I plant it back into the garden' moment. I want to but I don't want to set it back again - choices choices.
The pond looks worse in the photo than I think it really is. Yes it is rather overgrown and more blanket-weedy than I would like, but there is water in it that can be seen and not because I have topped it up. There has been enough rain to not need that.
I wonder what August will bring....