8th October 2017 Natasha 4Comment

Summer in the Garden

Hello, and welcome to the July edition of “The Brambles Journal” – Summer in the Garden. This edition I’ve decided on an updated style. I hope you like :) I thought the sunflowers needed to be shared in the largest size I could! The sunflowers looked amazing, and I grew from seed Little Leo’s and Giants, and they certainly brightened up the garden. Summer was a busy time in the garden. Lots of flowers, young birds and busy parent birds. The squirrels, of course, were frequent visitors too :)

I am a little constrained for time at the moment and for now I’ve decided to publish a magazine seasonally, starting with Autumn, posting at the start of Winter. I plan to share some shorter updates in between. Hopefully in the future I can get back to more frequent editions.

The Brambles Journal – July 2017

To view the magazine larger click on the Fullscreen icon bottom  right on the magazine viewer. To exit from full screen click on the icon again.

It took me a while to find the most suitable magazine viewer for my purposes. If you find it’s not compatible with your browser, please try a different one. I have seen some intermittent issues with Chrome. You can also view this month’s journal in Ficker: The Brambles Journal June 2017

This month’s magazine was created with a mix of wonderful graphics by DaisyTrail, and commercial use graphics and fonts available from Design Cuts. All the photos are by Steve and me, and text is my own.

All my Brambles journal pages can be found on Flickr here: The Brambles Tale Journal

Your Garden and Local Area

I love to read about what’s been going on in your garden and/or local area, so please share in the comments section below. I look forward to catching up :)

If this is your first visit to The Brambles don’t forget to take a look at the previous editions.

Have fun enjoying the nature that surrounds you and I’ll be back soon.


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4 thoughts on “Summer In The Garden – The Brambles Journal – July 2017

  1. I have really enjoyed your long awaited magazine Natasha, especially love the Sunflowers and Scruffy the Blackbird, the recipe is a nice easy one to follow for the salad dressing, it would go well with a few of those lovely fresh peas in the salad, we have not had many wasps this year, our Lavender is still in flower I also have some tiny begonias in pots which last well into the Autumn. The front and back cover of your magazine is really eye catching with the Sunflowers I have really enjoyed reading it, brilliant photo’s and Journaling. I look forward to your next one. Mary.xx

  2. Hi Mary, Thank you for your wonderful comments :) The sunflowers were a real favourite of mine this summer. The dressing is so versatile and if you don’t fancy the raw garlic in it you can leave that out too. I use it for all sorts of dishes. My lavender is going over now and I need to cut it back. A job for the weekend I think! Begonias are lovely but I don’t have any currently, it’s wonderful to hear yours are lasting so well. They come in such gorgeous colours don’t they :) Thank you again, Natasha xxx

  3. Great edition Tasha – I can never get enough of your great photos though –
    the sunflowers were really gorgeous.
    We have one giant left up at present – was hoping that the birds might be attracted to the
    seeds…. the head has drooped over (normal I think as so big and heavy) and assume it should
    be protected from rain and last longer – but not seen anyone on it as yet.
    What is the flower on page 8 ( I think – the one with the bee) is it an ‘ astrantia’ ?
    Looking forward to next edition :)
    Gill xx

  4. Hi Gill, Thank you :) I took some of the heads off and left out for the birds with their usual food and left some on the plants. However, there didn’t seem to be any takers, and I assume it’s because sunflower hearts, already prepared are so much easier!!! The flower with the bee is a salvia. Thank you, I’ve made a small start on it! And there will be a short little post soon too :) Natasha xxx

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