I haven't been in the garden to much as Ella has rather demanding colic and im very tired and missing a lot of sleep however i ventured out a couple of times and the lavender is alive with a million bumble bees. Im working on planting up a lavender double sided 5 meter path way over an arch of roses, lilac and clematis its coming on well but some of the smaller lavenders need to grow a bit to catch up with the larger ones. I love lavender it is so pretty and the smell is so soothing and edible too below is a Lavender and honey ice cream i made the recipe if your interested is here. I also make a lavender and amber soap which sells really well at the craft markets i go to.
Im a bit miffed this year as only 1 of my dahlia's has come up so next year i plan to re-scape a part of the garden so i can control better how they grow as i think they are so cheery in the garden. One thing that does well in my garden and takes very little effort are these lovely stocks that are still blooming well although some are starting to turn to seed now, i gathered these all in one zone around the bird table as the bright baby pink is so striking and gives cover to the bird table so the shy little birds come by and visit us