Garden Blog | June 2019
Flaming June… As I sit here typing, we have been treated to two days of endless rain. I’m not going to complain about this, as we have had quite a dry start to the year, and rain was very much needed. With the rain being constant, but not torrential, the garden has stood up well to conditions, and the soil is thoroughly whetted.
The first couple of weeks in June are dedicated to removing forget-me-nots, that are somewhat past their best from our borders. It’s surprising, given the volume of forget-me-nots removed, that there are not lots of large gaps in the borders, but surrounding foliage fills in well, and leaves just a few spaces that we fill with annuals that we have grown from seed. With forget-me-nots out of the way, the main task for us in the garden during June is hedge clipping. This is quite a mammoth task that starts with box hedging on our Parterre, along with topiary teapots, clipped spheres of hawthorn, and topiary beech in the new rose Garden. In July, we clip hornbeam on the Parterre and Four Seasons garden. August sees the end of hedge clipping with our yew hedges.
So here we are in early June, with the garden tasks ahead mapped through to the end of August. As they say, “it pays to plan ahead”