Our garden has thrived on neglect this year. I’ve only had a tidy up twice since the Spring and that was mainly because things were starting to grow over paths and the front door. But you know what? It’s looking pretty good. These photos were taken in the morning shade.
Now the back has filled out, most things growing are perennials. Compared to last year there is less to do; at that point we were converting it from a vegetable garden and using annuals to fill the gaps.
I didn’t actually plant these nasturtiums. Last year they got out of totally control and I swore I wouldn’t plant them in the raised beds again. But here they are; the seed must have been in the soil from last year.
An unexpected good thing happened last week. A friend gave us a load of free begonias, petunias and geraniums! She had been given more than she could plant so she shared them with us. I was so pleased and best of all, it helped fill pots where things had died and hadn’t been replaced.
Much to the disappointment of the bees, our oregano has finished flowering. The marjoram has taken its place and is covered in these tiny pink flowers.
You wouldn’t know everything is a bit rough around the edges from these photos as I’ve focused in on the best bits :) I really do need to sort of the overgrown buddleia in the front though, Scott has started jumping over the wall so he doesn’t have to fight his way past it.