It has been a while since I shared my cottage garden with all of you. This year the weather and work didn’t leave much time to get out in February and boy did I pay the price for it during the summer. We do still have some beauties to share so let’ dive in:

I love our apple trees. This year we have quite the bounty of apples growing and in just a few short weeks we will be harvesting. I always think that the branches will break under the stress of the apples but they never do.

This time of year the Agapanthus is looking superb in the garden and is the real star of the show. I love the petals in the head of the lily and I always dream that I will get time out here to paint them. It never happens though.

For those wondering, we didn’t have a great seed germination rate this year but we do have tomatoes. The greenhouse is full of different varieties and as they ripen I promise to share the images with all of you. I was very late planting anything this year so our harvest season is really, really short.

As always the many different types of Hydrangea here always look well despite the harsh wind and winter beside the sea. It’s the delicate pink on the off white petals that always draw me to this hidden gem. It’s no wonder these flowers take over bullet journals and Instagram during the summer.

In the great cottage Dahlia saga….I didn’t lift my dahlias and I didn’t lose one. The only issue was the few weeks of flowers that I missed from starting the earlier indoors. I think in future I will stagger them. Starting a few indoors and having a few outside constantly.

Is there a flower that you think of when you hear the word cottage? For me it’s dianthus. The entire family to be honest but the weather change lately hasn’t been too kind to my bedding ones. I did grow a number of these beauties from seed and I’m proud of that but dagnam so munchers of my plants…

Do make sure that you pop over to The Propagator ‘s page to check out more wonderful gardening posts and why not search the #sixonsaturday tag on twitter too to fill your feed with beautiful blooms. There is also a participant guide here if you would like to join in too. Looking forward to catching up with all of your garden posts this week too!

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