… how does your garden grow?
Well, the answer is perhaps a little too profusely this year. I can't keep up with it.
The pergola has got totally out of hand.
This has been my focus since I returned from my hols. I've thinned the grapes and strung up with new growth of vine. And hacked back the invasive passion flower, creeping in on the left of the photo.
You can't see my good work, of course, as these are the before shots.
Grape clusters are forming, and that's a good thing. So I'm making sure they have the room and the energy to do their grapey stuff.
Roses are blooming. I have white, salmon pink …
… a pretty pale pink ...
... and yellow. I love seeing yellow next to blue, here next to agapanthus.
This colour combo makes my heart sing.
Another heart singing colour combo is orange with purple.
I have the orangeness of the dainty crocosmia, but not purple. Maybe next year.
In the meantime, I'm making do with white agapanthus and the deep copper coloured leaves from the drooping peach tree branches
That's how my garden is growing right now. Profusely. The grass is parched yellow, but let's focus on the good stuff. The sun is shining (every single day!) and we have lots of pretty flowers to enjoy. And grapes. My next garden post will reveal the crop that will become Chateau Pout 2018.
So, dear reader, how's your garden growing?
Are you feeling the scorched earth that is the Northern Hemisphere's summer this year?
And if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, what's growing in your garden right now?
A la perchoine.