Summer is in full swing in the cutting garden and the beds are bursting with colour and beautiful blooms. Roses and clematis are scrambling over the fences, the dahlias are towering over Imogen's head and cerinthe is spilling out of the herb border. We've had a few rainy days that have rotted roses and encouraged slugs which has been frustrating but things are, thankfully, looking up!
I've been posting pictures of all these blooms on instagram, but how nice is it to gather them all up in one place and just bask in nature's beauty? Some of these, like the alliums and alchemilla, have gone over now, and others like the dahlias and scabious seed heads are just getting going. It's been fun to grow some old favourites and a couple of new ones, and of course there's countless other flowers that aren't pictured here. I'm trying desperately to capture them all as they open but sometimes it seems like an impossible task!
I'm starting to think about plans for next year and have made a list of all sorts of things I'd love to grow - there's not nearly enough space for them but I have got a tray of sedum cuttings doing well in the greenhouse that I'm really looking forward to. Please leave a comment if you think there's anything really special I should be growing - I'd love to know your favourite cutting garden flowers! Also do let me know any questions about growing any of these specific flowers and I'll try my best to help!