I walk round the garden early every morning when I let the chickens out. It is my favourite time of the day when there is just me and the morning, no chores, no To Do lists, just gazing. I mentally note combinations I like and adjustments needed. In an ideal world I would go in and write them in a notebook. We do not live in such a place, but I have such a book on order. It is the time when I just enjoy the garden and this time of year it is at its most beautiful.
This morning the garden is like this- sun just catching the Rose and delphinium borders. All the delphiniums are seed raised.
The beautiful, small, raspberry-rippled Ferdinand Pichard blooms have a gorgeous perfume too. And it is a repeat flowerer. Growing with clematis viticella Madame Julia Correvon, a plant dating back to 1900.
It has felt very soothing to have a garden recently. I hope yours is equal balm to you.