😎Flaming June Has Arrived In My Hampshire Garden. #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #Gardens

This week the temperatures have been rising in my corner of England. Friday afternoon reached a hefty 30°c; too hot to be out in the garden working. I’ve been playing with some different photos of the garden, rather than the close up of flowers, I’m showing you a wider picture so you can glimpse more of the plot.

Six Photos of my garden for June 18th
Six Garden Photos For June 18th.

Let’s start with the flower bed which I created in the New Year. Much of our back garden is covered in Astro-Turf. Not a problem when we moved in as it meant no mowing, but now that we have been here three years, I am expanding my gardening plans. So new beds need to be cut out. Adding more areas for plants is a long-term project and one that I need to do in workable chunks. I had a drawn up planting plan for this bed, but some of the plants have done their own thing. For instance the green manure – purple tansy (Phacelia Tanacetifolia) is wildly taking over, but is covered in bees each day.

Own photo of my New Year garden bed.
New Year Bed

Along to the right of the New Year bed, is my Sunflower plot. As you can see, some of them are almost to the top of the fence. Some are in flower (I featured them a couple of weeks ago) The dwarf ones are looking like they will be next to flower.

Own photo of my Sunflower plot.
The Sunflower Plot

Back to the left of the first bed is a bed that was here when we moved in. I think it only had Sedum in it and weeds. I’ve added Marigolds, Foxgloves and Hollyhocks which I try to tie to an old iron gate that we found behind the garden shed. It is now hosting some of my potted Dahlias.

Own photo of a well established flower bed.
Established Flower Bed

Let’s cross the lawn now and this photo is of my current project. The Astro-turf has been laid for several years now and with next door being empty for at least five years, the trees in that garden have been spreading themselves out. There are several fast growing invasive ones and their tree roots are extensive. So much so that they are lifting our ‘lawn’. Although we now have new neighbours, the garden is not their priority and the tree roots are getting worse. So we are rolling back sections of the ‘turf’ and cutting back roots. Eventually I plan to have a lot more flower and vegetable beds, but I need to implement it in ‘doable’ sectors.

Own photo of a tree root project in the lawn
Tree root project

Photo five is of the flower bed I call my Easter project. We cut this one in around Easter. It is very shaded by the overhanging trees from next door. Recently the neighbour on the right had two large Cedar trees cut down and already this bed gets more evening light. I have more Dahlias here and Anemones, plus several more of the wildflowers that I’m growing.

Own photo of a flower bed dug at Easter
Easter Flower Bed

Last photo: There is a bumble bee at about 7 O’clock in the bird box entrance. When I was cutting back the Korean Spice plant in front of the box, a bumblebee was buzzing around, I didn’t take much notice apart from saying ‘hello’, then I noticed another one and I spotted it heading into the bird box. There were also tell-tale signs of yellow pollen dropped down the front of the box. I think they are the Buff-tailed ones which are all around the garden.

Own photo of a bird box which the bumblebees are nesting in.
Bumblebees are nesting in this bird box.

Thank you for joining me for this #SixOnSaturday post. I hope that you enjoyed it. If you would like to know more about this hashtag, read founder Mr Propagator’s post here also find him on Twitter here.

Happy gardening


Six Photos of my garden for June 18th
Six Garden Photos For June 18th.


1) Linky to Mr Propogator’s post for this week.

2) Winter begins in New South Wales and Jane’s garden.

3) Off the hedge has a new garden pond.

4) Fred has a growing tip for garlic.

5) Butterflies caught on camera by Graeme.

6) Chris has some lovely California poppies and notes on garlic.

7) The deer have been nibbling in Up The Garden Path’s garden.

8) Lovely Salvia in Granny’s graden.

9) Noelle has been collecting Tulip seeds.

10. Just look at these roses!

28 thoughts on “😎Flaming June Has Arrived In My Hampshire Garden. #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #Gardens

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  2. How annoying to have all those tree roots coming into the garden. It looks like a big job ahead of you there! Lovely to have the bumble bees in your garden though. We don’t have them at all here. (Only in Tasmania)

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      • Australia has around 1700 different native bees some of which don’t sting, and we also have the European bees. I think the bumble bee has been discouraged because it competes with the native bees.

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  3. What a big job you have ahead of you, will you get rid of the astro turf after you have dealt with the tree roots? Nice to know the bumblebees have found a home, hope there weren’t any birds in it at the time!

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  4. You have some lovely flowers in your garden. We had trouble with bamboo roots from next door. As well as the flowerbed they were under our drive and pushed up the individual bricks. We had to lift half the drive, dig deep to try to remove them & re-lay. Luckily the neighbour has also removed their bamboo plants!

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  5. You’re working very hard, but I’m sure the results will be worth it, Rosie. Here it is ridiculously hot for this time of the year. It promises to be a scorching one. Not looking forward to that, to tell you the truth! Enjoy the weekend!

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  6. I do like seeing the long shots of other people’s gardens. Those are mighty tall dahlias! Good luck with the roots. Our main problem from one neighbour is the bindweed roots. I may have mentioned that although their garden is all concrete and artificial lawn, the roots haven’t died, they have just found a way to surface in my flowerbed.

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  7. Your garden is looking good, Rosie I’m having a similar problem with the catmint I planted last year, it’s really taking over that section of border. Just keep cutting it back, the bees and butterflies love it so it will stay. Good luck with the tree roots, what a job!

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  8. Lovely to see more of your plot Rosie, thanks for sharing! I love the use of the gate, I really like seeing found objects repurposed in a garden. Your sunflowers are way ahead of mine! Gradually removing lawn (real or otherwise) is such a satisfying thing, I hope you have as much fun with it in your garden as we have in ours. We now have only a tiny patch of lawn, big enough to spread a blanket on for lying out… I look forward to seeing how your plans unfold!

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  9. Looking back on my own blog, I find that I never took enough of the ‘before’ pictures or indeed long shots. I am sure you will be coming back to these again and again. You have already achieved much and I am sure you will enjoy the next stage too.

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  10. Your garden is quite large and lovely 🌼💞 Your new Easter bed looks very pretty. It’s great to see the bees collonizing the bird 🏠 house.

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