Thursday, 17 July 2014


by Andrea ( Bea )Vonk • 17/07/2014
Photo's  : Andrea ( Bea ) Vonk  Styling: Andrea ( Bea) Vonk

It seems we're bound for a short heatwave here in the UK in the next few days.When we say " heatwave " here we really mean a temperature like 29 Degrees Centigrade , pretty normal for summer in France and Italy (  but that is by the by ). 

Really rather pleasant.But slightly too hot for gardening.As you can see there is a lot of warm colours going on
in my borders right now, like the crocosmia, nasturtium, and the hydrangea.

But I had a bit of a scoop and picked up some really rather lovely and inexpensive delphiniums, scabiosa and thalictrum.They are now in a "holding station" out of the sun and get drenched every day in buckets of water, till
it's less hot and I can put them in the border.In the meantime I am catching up on the latest Donna Tart in my deckchair.I am sure it will rain very soon so I am making the best of the weather.After all, I live
in England, the land of rain and green meadows.

1 comment:

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Bea,
It is true that mainly because of the constant rain, the UK and also The Netherlands have such great gardens...!
But we do have a heat wave for two full months here! Not ideal for plants, shrubs and trees unless there is plenty of rain too.