Slightly belatedly I thought I would like to join the end of month view started by patientgardener I love seeing other people's end of month views and my own garden changes so much and I forget so much that I thought it would be a good discipline to make a record.
So here is the side garden. There was a very narrow strip of flower bed along the wall when we came, about two foot wide, and not much else. The whole of the side garden became a building site when we had the utility rebuilt at the end of 2008. There wasn't much choice in doing this as the yew tree at the corner of the building was pushing it over. So last summer was the first attempt at reinstating a garden. I dug a huge new bed, widened the other one and reseeded the grass. The soil here is probably the stoniest in the garden so it has been a project to work out what will grow here which will also look as if it belongs.
An Artist's Garden. They are flowering beautifully. I mulched the hellebores with leaf mould earlier this year and they have really responded. I am tempted to include some close ups but that is not really the point of this post.
Here is the view up past the new fruit trees towards the cutting garden, empty and sad though it is. That is probably the place in the garden which changes most dramatically as it fills up with annual flowers.
The kitchen garden is intended to be mainly for herbs and salads, peas and beans, and plants which attract bees and butterflies. This is the hardworking end of the garden. The raised beds are netted at the moment because the hens scratch and the onion sets are in.