The vegetable plot has appreciated the warmer weather of June, and the crop of broad beans are growing well with hardly any sign of the pest of black fly.  A quick blast of the hose soon puts paid to them! Cut and come again lettuce has been superb and tasty – providing sweet and succulent leaves for us all.  The two potatoes varieties (International Kidney and Charlotte) are almost ready and there is nothing to beat home-grown potatoes on the plate. 
An early summer wedding using roses, peonies and gypsophila. Absolutely wonderful and a joy to arrange and work with.  My local grower provided the alchemilla, bupleurum, apple mint and ammi majus but I used huge amounts of green foliage.  The little arrangements at each end of the church  pews worked out a treat and looked so pretty.

I used very tall cocktail vases at the reception and they displayed the blooms to perfection.
My garden in the early evening where occasionally I can relax on the old stone bench after a long day.  A long awaited plant of Miss Wilmott’s ghost! Up until this year it has refused to perform for me then suddenly it has grown in a really dry and sunny patch – certainly worth waiting for.  Below this is a gorgeous bowl of heliotrope “Marine” which perfumes the terrace and I can’t understand why it is not more widely grown
 Finally, for this month I had the pleasure of arranging a Golden Anniversary basket of delphinium, phlox, roses, cornflower, peonies, veronica, alchemilla and foliage.