Friday, 3 June 2011

June Magic

June is a magical month in the garden.  Overnight, June's spell ripened up a handful of raspberries for me to pick.
 The Calendulas (Pot Marigold) opened up their petals to face the sun.

 Beautiful purple flowers intertwine with the fern to make a striking display.

 A self seeded poppy looks ready to burst!

 Miniature apples give a taste of what's to come.

I have a long way to go to get my garden full of flowers yet this year, but it is coming and I have many things coming on in the greenhouse.  It looks promising.  This year, I WILL have a garden full of flowers.

25 comments:

Rosie said...

Your garden looks lovely Simone. I am still waiting for my raspberries to grow and ripen in my little backyard.x

KC'sCourt! said...

When you have done your garden will you come and help me do mine......?
Julie xxxxxxxx

Lisa said...

Doesn't your garden look fabulous!
I wish we had rapberries growing in the garden I could eat them by the punnet load. We had a self seeded poppy start to come up in the area just between us and our neighbour, but she was doing some work on the fencing between us yesterday and pulled it up!
Lisa x

Puppet Lady said...

Your garden already looks very colourful. Those raspberries look delicious. We had a couple - yes, two, the other day. More to come, I hope!

Vintage Tea Time said...

Your garden's looking great. Really hot here today - everything's blooming!! Need rain now! Have a good weekend. Abby x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

It all looks so lovely Simone!
Those raspberries look absolutely delicious, as do the apples!
You're right, poppies do look like they're about to burst when they're ready to open, it's like they hold on till the very last moment! :)
Vivienne x

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my goodness, the raspberries look wonderful, and the flowers are looking beautiful already! I especially like the Calendulas/Potted Marigolds!! Very bright and cheery looking!.. Have a great weekend Simone! Enjoy! ~tina

Lucy said...

Your garden looks fantastic! And mmmm, those raspberries!!! x

Michela said...

What a lovely piece of heaven your garden is! I was just noticing this evening how desertic mine is going if we don't get any rain asap! Can you believe that we have already Dahlias and Hydrangeas in bloom? That's crazy, everything has blossomed so early this year!
Have a good weekend!
xxx

Kathy said...

It's all looking good Simone. I love raspberries on my cereal each morning! We have apples the size of olives at the moment!
xxx

summerfete said...

It looks like it already has alot of flowers!

Bet those raspberries were delish.
Have a lovely weekend. xx

Louise said...

Your garden is looking lovely Simone. We had our first raspberries from the garden today, with thick Jersey cream, and healthy organic ice-cream! The purple plant in your garden is Campanula. I have it in my garden, it is a good spreader! x

PS. My Elegant Ladies are a bit slow, rather too elegant if you ask me!

Julia said...

Your garden looks so beautiful and abundant Simone ~ I love the last photograph of the bench with the flowers, what a gorgeous place to sit and relax!
Thanks for sharing your pictures, they're lovely.

Julia x

Rosie said...

Everything in your garden looks lovely! I love raspberries and your apples look good, too. We have goodeberries nearly ready to pick and the plum tree is full of little green plums. Your calendulas are a lot further forward than ours. Have a super weekend:)

andamento said...

I always think your garden looks lovely. We should have a first crop from our raspberry plants this year, they're still at the flower stage though.

magsmcc said...

I am seriously, succulently jealous- this is the height of aspirational coveting that bloggisme invokes! How did you get here, to this point? I never have summer colour- a few highlights now, but they'll be gone soon, and the apple tree hasn't repeated yet its successful fruition of one apple since autumn 2009!!

Judy Hartman said...

You must have quite a green thumb, Simone! Your flowers are beautiful! You must spend quite a bit of time in your garden. Very lovely!

love those cupcakes said...

Your garden is gorgeous. Unlike here, where we're in the process of trying to rejuvenate our little back garden. At a very slow pace!

sharon said...

Oh I do love your garden. Wish I could stroll it with you meeting all the good things you've been tending. Do you talk to each of them? I'll bet you do. They respond enthusiastically to you. Do enjoy your bit of paradise. And keep sharing. Helps me renew my determination to take back the beds here from the invasives.

Bluebell said...

Heavens, those raspberries look delicious, mine are tiny hard green things yet. Your garden looks wonderful Simone, I love the pretty campanula and the calendulas, they always remind me of my childhood garden. Hope you are having a nice weekend.x

Julie said...

Tha garden is looking wonderful and I bet those raspberries are yummy. Juliex

gillyflower said...

The garden is loking beautiful Simone - lovely flowers and that looks a very pretty shady place to sit for a little while and admire the flowers.
Raspberries already too! Yum!
Hope you enjoy both your lovely garden and the raspberries!
Gill x

Lyn said...

Lovely garden, mine is so neglected but we still hope to get a few strawberries to enjoy later in the summer!
xxx

Anne said...

Wow, wow, wow! These are beautiful. What a lovely garden you have, Simone. Can't wait to see it filled with flowers!

greenthumb said...

Your garden is looking lovely,and I love looking at your photos.