Summer has just about gone, or maybe we are still waiting for it to arrive, once that rain goes off.
Gardening this summer has become a task to plan ahead to avoid the thunder showers and if the sun is forecast to shine for a few hours we need to be outdoors to bring in the harvest.
As a keen gardener we do our best to make the garden look great all year round.
I have had a fascination and love for lilies most of my gardening life.
Growing fruit trees like apples, pears and plums today is quite normal in gardens, as there is a huge range of varieties available as well as different forms to suit restricted spaces.
June berries are another name for the Saskatoon berry which is slowly becoming popular with gardeners all over UK.
The recent heat wave enjoyed (or endured) in the south of the UK, may not have quite reached us up north, but this year our Scottish climate has still been outstanding for warmth, sunshine and dry weather.
We are now beginning to reap the benefits from this warm summer, as the first strawberries ripened up at the end of May.
Flowers in the garden all have their own season, so provided you grow a wide variety of plants the garden can be full of colour all year round.
A mature garden that has been well designed with a lot of interest all year round gives a great deal of pleasure and has plenty of plant stories to write about.