July has been a beautiful month full of sunshine and happiness, spent outdoors enjoying the garden. What summer should be.
Our garden has been blooming happily. New flowers appeared as the temperatures soared. Honeysuckle, marigolds, pansies and sweet william are all helping to add colour to our garden.
The colour appears in pockets here and there amidst a sea of green, so next year the plan is for bigger colourful displays. I will enjoy seeking inspiration over the winter ready to act next spring.
The vegetable garden deserves a mention too. It has exploded with growth this month. The rain showers over the past few days seem to have amazing powers. Courgettes are appearing overnight, the cabbage are enormous and there is lots of lovely little blooms on the rocket, potatoes and herbs.
I love to sit and watch the bees and butterflies merrily flitting from one plant to the next enjoying the bounty.
Just a quick aside relating to butterflies. I have a lovely friend who is involved with butterfly conservation and she asked my little ones to take part in the Big Butterfly Count. You can still take part and it isn't just for little ones. Follow the link to find out more. It is a really worthwhile and fun thing to do. My eldest was in his element.