#mygardenrightnow: heading into summer with the Chelsea Fringe

Heading off into the long cool grass

Ahhhhhh, that's better! I love walking through dewy grass in bare feet, not that there's much in the way of grass on my back lawn this weekend. My wild and woolly lawn has morphed into meadow of sorts this month, which even NAH admits looks attractive*.

It's also proved a great source for my Flowers for mum project so far, yielding self-sown perennial cornflowers, lamb's ears, and lemon balm in addition to the blooms you can see. These originated from elsewhere in the garden, the ox-eye daisies must have blown in from the A350 nearby.

* = he got very stroppy about the weeds aka self-sown foxgloves in the lawn one year, so he's come along a bit since then.

Skimble rolling around the patio

Skimble's demanding to say hello to you too. He does enjoy the patio when it warms up.



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The Nectaroscordum are a revelation. I planted the bulbs around 2 years ago, but it's only this year they've bloomed properly. The bees gather around the flowers, and it's such fun to watch their antics from the comfort of our kitchen.




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How's your garden right now? Mr Linky is waiting below to accept your #mygardenrightnow contributions this weekend. We can then follow your links to peep over your virtual fence!

NB please enter the URL of the blog post itself rather than just your blog.

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Here comes Mr Linky...

Comments

  1. I love that photo with your feet in the flowery grass. Very evocative of summer. Hello back to Skimble - what a beautiful cat.

    So glad you are doing this again Michelle - what a great event!

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    1. Thanks for all your support Gwenfar, I'm blown away by everyone's contributions :)

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  2. This is fun!
    Have a great week-end!

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    1. Hi Lea, I've been following you around everyone's blogs this weekend. Thanks for supporting #mygardenrightnow in a doubly positive way :)

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  3. Oooh, the cool dampness of long grass and beautiful wild flowers. Skimble is a beauty. Thanks for organising the event - I've really enjoyed actually writing a blog post again!

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    1. It's lovely to hear #mygardenrightnow has helped getting your blogging mojo back :) I enjoyed your post, even the Thomas owned bits!

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  4. Thanks for doing this again, Maureen! I have been gardening not posting, so this is a welcome reminder. Things are looking better than they were in March, and the weather is much more pleasant now in Prince Edward Island. I was out in a sleeveless top, having abandoned my parka a few days ago.

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    1. Good to hear summer is touching your part of the world Mary. It's been T-shirt weather here, though today's return to rain means my fleece has come out again!

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    2. So sorry about the name mistake, Michelle. I usually manage the initial letter and the approximate length but after that I need to take care, and I didn't. *Mea culpa*.

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  5. Maybe a future challenge should be my feet right now!

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    1. I have a number of 'special editions' in mind Sue and after 'Shows of Hands' for Chelsea Fringe a while back, why not feet? ;)

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    2. Allow plenty of time to book a pedicure

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  6. Thanks so much for organising. I am a new blogger so this is my first link party.

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    1. Hi Kelly, welcome to the world of blogging! :) I see we're not that far from each other; it's lovely to have a local blogger and gardener joining in :)

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  7. Your feet scrub up well! Please don't take up Sue's suggestion of my feet right now - mine are so muddy, I will require a body double. Thank you for hosting once again. It is lovely to see gardens in June.

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    1. They are so different to last time Sarah! I must admit I'm surprised at the number of roses, I thought we might be a wee bit early for them to make their mark, but then my Rambling Rector actually came into bloom during #mygardenrightnow :)

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    2. PS I had to be quite careful with my feet and bury them deeply in the grass, otherwise I would have needed a body double too!

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  8. Enjoyed #mygardenrightnow earlier in the year - really pleased to see it reappearing, especially at such a lovely time of year. Thanks Michelle!! 😊

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    1. Lovely to have you join in again Nic :)

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  9. That was a lot of fun: enjoyed reading about other garden bloggers' gardens and seeing their faces, feet, hands and lovely plants. Michelle: thank you for organising it. Nice to have taken part in this and the Chelsea Fringe.

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  10. Oh your tootsies look as if they should be featuring in advert for a cool and refreshing beauty product. Skimble looks chilled out too :) Thanks for your superb organisational skills that have enabled me to feel part of Chelsea 2017 xxx

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    1. Thanks Anna, I had a lovely conversation with Tim Richardson about how virtual events enable to many more people to join in. The reach of the physical Fringe is huge, but we help to make it even more inclusive. I'm pleased about that :)

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  11. I so enjoyed the buzzy video. I have these in my garden but they have gone over already. I also enjoyed hearing the birds in the background. I wonder what kind of birds are singing? I am not only a gardener but an avid birder. Enjoy this meme immensely.

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    1. Thanks Lisa :) The main birds you can hear are blackbirds and a vociferous robin. Next month most of the birdsong falls silent as the males don't need to show how strong they are for a while. The wood pigeons will continue though!

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  12. Love your wild and woolly lawn, VP - much more flowery than ours is this year, but we're going to keep going - it's much more interesting than a neatly manicured one!

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    1. I'm trying to hold NAH back from the mow Juliet, though I think he probably will attack it quite soon :( I love the Nigella in your #mygardenrightnow photos :)

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  13. Great summer article with some great bright images to support it! Its a shame that I am reading it whilst looking across the room at the window watching it poor down with rain.

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  14. Lovely lawn! Thanks for hosting my blog. Groetjes Hetty

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    1. Hi Hetty, I'm sorry but your blog post says nothing about taking part in #mygardenrightnow and it's published after the event closed as shown on the Chelsea Fringe poster above. I'd love to see you at the next #mygardenrightnow which will be held the first weekend in September. All you'll need to do is post a picture of your garden, preferably with you in it as well at some point that weekend. Take the link in my blog post above which explains more fully what the project's about.

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