Summer Blooms in Moorland View's Garden

At last! Summer has arrived in our walled garden and every year it gets better and better: lusher, more colourful and even more fragrant. 

This year, our clematis, which we planted three years ago, has reached the first floor and now drapes prettily over the cottage's date stone. 

The pale pink camelia, which we planted four years ago, is now in full flower and makes a lovely backdrop to our new Lutyens garden bench. 

And then there are the classics that takes us by surprise each year with their delicate beauty: Bleeding Hearts in the shape of a perfect love heart,  Lady's Mantels that are beaded with dew every morning, melancholy English bluebells and cheery primroses. 

And how we love watching the greens unfurl their fresh, innocent leaves: painterly hostas, ferns and hydrangeas.

The waterlilies will be out soon, the rose buds are starting to form and the lavender is just starting to smell again. Roll on August.

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