July in the Garden at Ednovean Farm

Date palms red garaniums and box give a mediterranean feel to the terrace at Ednovean Farm July in the garden and now it almost seems intoxicated with the season, throwing up vibrant (did I really plan that there?!) plant colour combination in a glorious profusion. But then July is the summer ball or the proms for the garden, as it reaches the zenith of its power and it is time for a little bit of razzle-dazzle, after the restraint on the cooler months.

This month we’ve had a visit from a professional garden photographer, very nearly caught up in the Italian Garden and revelled in the vibrant days of Summer.

This month’s garden news

This month professional garden photographer Carole Drake came to visit again to capture the garden in its summer finery so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the garden behaved itself and we will have a wonderful new article to look forward too again for next year. Last year Carole’s article Ednovean Farm featured in the September issue of Homes and Gardens. The calming shades of green and white in the garden in a courtyard at Ednovean Farm in July

The terraces

The terrace above the parterre is flamboyant with dark pink Hydrangeas and vibrant red geraniums after the more restrained entrance courtyard in subtle grey and white tones with a dash of aromatic fennel. July in the courtyard gardne where the top terrace is vibrant with hot coloours

Below the garden room the Agapanthus are stunning again this year and growing larger with each season I’d swear; now they are nearly head height in places as they bask in the summer’s warmth baking their roots in the gravel.

The courtyard pots

Ah my love affair with pots has yet to wane, even if I do have to spend an inordinate amount of time watering them in the evenings – scented Geraniums, box topiary, succulents and European fan palms in a discrete wave of colour with the odd exclamation point in vibrant hues. I added two beautiful white roses the other day to a quiet corner but they were not a success – all of the flowers dropped off – I’m sure it was nothing to do with me!

The Italian Gardens

The newly cut hedges in the Italian Gardens at Ednovean Farm make lush garden roomsThe birds have taken a break from their nesting for a moment and we have managed to have the fine tall hedges that frame the shadowing lawns of the Italian Garden returned to their crisp outline. I love this garden in the height of summer shut away from the world and framed with

sub tropical planting the heat lingers on in the microclimate formed from the garden rooms with any sea breezes reduced to a whisper. Agapanthus mixed with grasses for a relaxed garden planting

I hope that you have enjoyed  my journey through the gardens of the  Ednovean Farm garden in July here in Cornwall. May the summer stretch forward long into the autumn don’t you think!!


About Christine Taylor

Christine has written a weekly blog about life at Ednovean Farm and interesting places to visit in West Cornwall for over ten years now, concentrating on those off the beaten track places that only the locals find. Charles and Christine Taylor have hosted Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Ednovean Farm Nr Penzance in West Cornwall since 1991 and live there with three cats and five horses, including a Spanish Stallion called Danni. Ednovean Farm has been awarded AA five star gold for Bed and breakfast and is included in The Michelin Guide and The Alastair Sawday Guide . The Farmhouse and gardens has been featured in BBC Homes and Antiques, Homes and Gardens. Period Living and 25 Beautiful Homes as well as being used as a film and photo shoot location.

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