For those who engaged in gardening for recreation not profit, according to the Gardener’s Almanac. Certainly we are beginning to wind our efforts in my garden, but still our Yellow book (National Garden /scheme) doesn’t happen until mid July, so we need to keep up our efforts and maintain the peak of perfection (!) we have achieved.
According to St Phocas, a gardener from the 3rd century AD the so-called dog days are 3rd July to 11th August and are the hottest of the year. So clearly we need to keep a wary eye on our plants and ensure they are well watered. there is an argument raging about whether you water in the evening or the early morning – ie about 6am or even 5am if you can get up. I guess it all depends on whether or not you can get a mildew over-night. Just how susceptible are your plants?
When we open again for visits we have decided to open in late May or early June as our garden is really beautiful now. so here are some of our flowers –
and the roses are coming out too….
you can see more of our flowers on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gardening4bees
and come and see our garden if you are in London on July 5th in the afternoon.