How is it the end of July already? Yet again I've neglected to post a garden update, in fact I've neglected my garden in general so this isn't a gardening post as such, but here it is anyway.
You might remember that I was waiting for my day lily to flower. Well, after days of pacing in front of the kitchen window checking on its progress finally it flowered.
I don't know what happened here but it didn't seem to affect the rest of the plant.
The rest of the blooms were utterly beautiful. Such a warm and cheerful colour.
Although I've moaned a bit about the lack of flowers this year (totally our own fault really), other plants are providing colour in a way I hadn't imagined. This ornamental currant is at the bottom of the garden. The berries are so bright that even the children have noticed them. I suspect they won't last long though given the number of birds visiting out garden at the moment.
Even the new growth on the branch ends is providing contrast with a different shade of green.
One of the main things I've noticed, especially at night is how much wildlife there is. From the bare patch of earth that came with our new build house 12 years ago, we now have a garden which is seeing house martins, dragonflies and even a bat or two! We have a resident hedgehog and so many birds. I can never get any pictures though! It is fascinating watching the various flying displays in the evenings (obviously with a glass of wine in hand - is there any other way?). Couple that with the plane spotting (we're on the flight path from the airport) and star gazing and it keeps us all happy! Our garden may not be the perfectly manicured riot of colour that I'd like but it is still a nice place to be.