The Tuesday View: 11th July 2017

This Tuesday my view is looking somewhat dishevelled after a week of heat, thunderstorms and high winds! Whenever the sun appears from behind the clouds it is far too hot to even deadhead the roses, but I don’t think the bees and other visitors mind too much! πŸ˜‰ Here it is today taken a little further from the left than usual…

The focus is till on the Stipa gigantea in the middle…

… and the single Achillea flower which will hopefully be followed by more to fill in the support.

The Perovskia is turning bluer by the day. Soon the bees will be flocking to it. This one is supposed to be a dwarf form, but is almost as tall as my other one.

It is currently almost impossible to get into the rockery and do much work, even if the weather were cooler, as the planting is close and the slope is steep – and slippery after all the rainshowers we have had. In this picture you can see a little better how steep it is…

Behind/below the yellow Achillea is the Hypericum shrub – it froze back badly in the winter, but has made a remarkable recovery. I usually give it a hard prune in spring, but didn’t need to this year.

Oh, I have just spotted my Buddha in the above photo… I always forget he is there in the summer as he gets lost underneath the Acer!

That’s it for this week. Other Tuesday Views would be more than welcome and in the comments below you will soon find links to others who have already joined me in showing a single view weekly, to record the seasonal changes.

Thanks for visiting!


18 thoughts on “The Tuesday View: 11th July 2017

  1. It took me awhile to find your Buddha, but it was fun searching for him. :0 Your garden looks pretty spectacular to me, even with your varied weather. I love the colors and the densely planted grove of plants. It’s really stunning.

  2. Pingback: The Tuesday View – July 11 – Gardens at Coppertop

    • I’m hoping the Achillea will fill out, as most of it froze this winter so it is taking a while to get back to its former glory! Does your Perovskia immediately start growing and flowering again after being trimmed, or does it have a rest? Mine just keeps going till autumn when I chop it down by about half and then I trim it down to about 30 cm in the spring just as the new growth starts to show.

  3. It always makes me smile when I am critical of my garden and see the areas where I need to spend some time, but I’ll note the birds, butterflies , bees and insects living harmoniously and not at all concerned with disarray! To me your garden looks just wonderful. You’ll find time for the deadheading soon, I’m sure. Our recent heatwave is holding me back from some of my necessary garden duties, too!

    • Debra, we have finally got a few cooler days and I have already been outside doing some tidying! I shall be busy as the next heatwave is due to arrive in just a few days! Am I more sensitive to it as I get older, or is it really hotter than it used to be?!

    • Hi Kate. It was so hard getting those supports in the stony ground so that they stood straight! So we decided to leave them in all year round and the top one has rusted nicely. πŸ™‚

  4. I didn’t realize your rockery was so steep. I knew it had a slope to it, but that’s quite an incline to be scrambling up and down for a few weeds. Be careful!
    I hope to be back next week, the Tuesdays seem to be flying by this summer…

    • I do have to be careful Frank…. many of my footholds (old tree roots from before we came or rocks) have become loose over the years and if it is damp and slippery or I lose my balance I sometimes have to make a flying leap to avoid rolling onto my plants! LOL!

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