As I walked across the dew laden lawn this morning to feed the mares I heard the lazy flop of the waves landing on the shore from the beach far below and realised that the season was subtly moving onwards. So for my final garden diary for August I’ve explored the different garden areas from the sheltered formal courtyards to the sweeping lawns; from the pathways that weave their way through the plants or meander into a tiny clearing; from a small froth of frou frou flowers to the elegant spare architectural shapes. This month I’ve tried to capture a little of the atmosphere of the living breathing garden as it progresses through the seasons.
This month has definitely been a progress in two halves weatherise and I have to admit that my proudest purchase was a pair of new Wellies to guarantee dry comfortable feet in the warm humid days that resembled a tropical rain forest at times although the garden has thrived in its own personal heaven of growing conditions.
Still I started my diary earlier in the month with “A window into Summer” to celebrate the dry arid conditions in the height of summer with Cornwall at her best and in contrast for this blog as August ends, my eye and camera were drawn by the angles and shapes of the garden as they came into their own with the architectural planting.
Our garden swoops and turns sometimes resting in formal areas and sometimes with a relaxed wild air but always therer is a little geometry to hold the layout together. We’ve planned paths to conceal and reveal and lead our guest onwards in their exploration of the space framed and shaped by the sea.
Figs and courtyards
The figs have started to ripen in the courtyard garden now, in the cordon that flanks one side, forming an elegant glossy green screen. The plump ripe fruit, fell into my hands and felt so soft and full of the heat of summer – a wonderful end to our summer in the garden and now to look forward to autumn.
The Fig crop!!
and finally do you remember the lovely David Austin rose given to us by a departing German Guests well it is flowering again
this month a wonderful memory of the summer here at Ednovean Farm!