June is a funny month in the garden with spring flowers just going over, but summer not quite in bloom. The alliums are still going strong, adding pops of purple to the borders and the aquilegia and Californian lilac add some lovely swathes of blue in the back borders. I’ve set up my veg garden at the side of the house where there’s lots of sun, but not much to see yet. The lilies in pots at the front of the picture should be out soon and there are one or two clematis in bud. This time of year is when I think the garden takes on its most ‘cottage garden’ look. Right at the back I have lavender and jasmine in my quiet corner -not flowering yet, but when they do, it’s by far the most fragrant place to sit in the summer.