The garden in July is full of bright colours but I've also spent time this week prepping my snowdrops for white winter joy.
Using a "low mow" technique I have created a wildflower meadow full of wildflowers including a first precious orchid. A month by month guide shows how. I also describe the use of annual seed mixes and also the beauty of wildflower meadows in nature.
Wild orchids thrive in a chalk soil nature reservce called the Ragpits at Aston Clinton. I visited this week to see four types of orchid and huge Roman snails.