It may not be to everyone’s taste, but I like my gardens sprawling and a little untidy…
Plants should feel that they can overflow their borders…
And in extreme cases, make friends with a different plant in the flower bed across the path!
That’s the curry plant, completely taking over the gravel path and reaching out to a friendly lavender.
The curry plant is just one of the scented plants in our front garden – it’s a little dominant at the moment but stand a little to one side of the garden and you get the perfume of the ceanothus; elsewhere and it’s lavender, or thyme, or the hardy salvia. One of the great pleasures of visiting other gardens is catching a scent of something heady and unfamiliar and trying to track it down.
A couple of close-ups to finish – a large and very happy bumble bee on the ceanothus:
Though there are more damselflies in the front garden than bees at the moment, but they’re much harder to photograph!
And the honeysuckle I mentioned in my previous post:
Happy Summer Solstice!