We say goodbye to Spring and all the fresh new greenery and life it has given us, and welcome summer with big warm arms. Clean off those barbies, and pump up your paddling pools because it’s hot hot hot!
Chez le jardin de Penno we’ve been doing exactly that, and thanks to our hard work this year we’re seeing some lovely flowers open up and bulbs sprouting themselves out the ground.
Even Grandma’s rose is flourishing having been living like a gypsy for so long. It’s been planted in 4 different places before we settled here, and looking good for it!
Nana Mag’s Germaniums and Forget me Nots are looking gorgeous. Her Astilbes and Hosta have settled right in and look like they’ve been here for years…
Do you notice the lack of slug attack? Want to know my secret? NO WILDLIFE!! Moving into a brand new garden we have to coax them in somehow, but I’m quite happy leaving the slugs to themselves. We do have to be careful of the Greatly Spotted Toddler who likes to yank off leave and trample the plants. Nobody has developed a pesticide to fend off those unfortunately yet…
Our wonderful M&S Christmas tree ain’t looking so good and dropping it’s needles 😦 seems it liked living in its pot.
Au revoir for now!