There seems to be one huge advantage of the cold, late spring that we’ve had, and that’s the colour
The lower temperatures have meant that the blooms are lasting far longer this year. Tulips were still flowering in my garden until the third week of June and we still have beautiful alliums on display.
Now the roses have decided to make a show, their hue seems more vibrant and intense than ever and the scent is divine – crisp and fresh on the cooler air.
Staking the taller blooms is the most pressing issue we have in the garden, heavy rain and winds seem just as likely now as the expectation of the hot dry summer that we seem to expect, but never get. And no matter what else in July, all you have to do is blink and the weeds have multiplied out of control.
Whatever the weather brings, enjoy July Here’s our Woolly Green list of gardening jobs for July to keep you busy (and with a bit of luck, still in charge!)