It is hard to believe that it was way back in March when I wrote about planning two new flowers beds in the vegetable garden. I had to put the hours in digging over the beds and making preparations for the new additions but it seems to have paid off as the plants quickly filled out over the summer, as you can see from the picture above (taken in July).
Some plants have been real stars: the Geranium ‘Rozanne’ just goes on and on, clambering over the box ball and contrasting beautifully with the lime green of the Alchemilla mollis. The Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’ are still going strong too although I must remember to stake them next year as they are currently flopping all over the place!
As predicted there are a few tweaks that I’d like to make: the yellow flowers are possibly a little dominating (cue spending an unhealthy amount of time deliberating as to what the right shade of yellow would be instead) and I think the Heuchera ‘Marmalade’ might be better elsewhere as it doesn’t blend in especially well. I’ve also decided I’d quite like some asters as I have spotted some really striking ones when out and about recently and I think some more blue would work well.
All in all though, it’s been a good start to the makeover and I’m sure I’ll be back out with my spade before too long.
P.S. As you may have spotted, I’ve been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award which was a really unexpected-yet-lovely surprise. Voting runs until 3rd October so should you feel inclined you can vote for me here and can catch up on posts about my home and garden here. Thank you!