It may be July (already- how did that happen?!) but there is a very cool feel to my vase this week, which I think sums up the way last month ended and this one began.
Again I remind myself not to complain because the rain was much needed by the garden and the lack of scorching sun is better for the plants too.
This vase contains mainly annuals: Ammi majus, Cosmos ‘Double Click Snow Puff’, annual larkspur and sweet peas (all of which I grew from seed) annual mallow (grown from seed by my Mum) and the star at the front, Agrostemma githago (Corncockle) (grown from seed by my Mum-in-law). They are joined by an unknown white perennial salvia that I rescued from the bargain bin at B&Q late last Autumn that has rewarded me handsomely in its first year.The Cosmos (on the right with the yellow centre in the below photograph) is the sowing partner of ‘Double Click Cranberries’ which I featured last week. It may be pure coincidence but I’ve found Cranberries had a much better survival rate from seed and is blooming much more profusely. In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, who encourage gardeners around the world to share what they are growing, and this week has a selection of glorious and riotous colour that couldn’t be more different to my own but is truly a joyous celebration of the bounty of summer.