This month I’ve tried to capture a little of the atmosphere of the living breathing garden as it progresses through the seasons. So for my final garden diary for August I’ve explored the different garden areas of Ednovean Farm. 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.
2015 in the Ednovean Farm Garden
As I walked across the dew laden lawn this morning, 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.
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.
Garden lines and layouts that conceal and reveal
Our garden swoops and turns sometimes resting in formal areas and sometimes with a relaxed wild air but always there 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 – August
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 two of our departing German B&B Guests?
Well it is flower again this month with fabulous golden blooms! What a wonderful memory of the summer here at Ednovean Farm!