The Tea Break Gardener

Garden stories from a passionate, laid-back grower

Plant profiles, how-to guides and seasonal diaries

Midsummer garden

2020-09-19T16:09:30+01:00June 22nd, 2019|Seasonal diaries - Six plants on a Saturday|

The sunshine returned yesterday for midsummer day.  Well watered from over a week of rainfall the plants (and weeds) look fresh and bursting with vigour and growth.  Here are my pick of the best of midsummer plants in my garden, including peonies, sweet peas, roses, tomatoes and a stunning border and container annuals.

In the meadow

2020-09-19T16:11:36+01:00May 11th, 2019|Seasonal diaries - Six plants on a Saturday|

Meadows are great for welcoming wildlife to the garden and the lax mowing regime allows flowers to thrive in grass that wouldn't ordinarily survive. These include orchids and snakes-head fritillaries and more common varieties such as Ox-eye daisies and buttercups. All are welcome in my meadow area.