Now, after a long cold Spring, we have a heatwave! The stars of New Lanark Roof Garden this month are surely the geraniums. These sturdy plants can cope with most conditions and they bring a mass of gentle pink to the summer garden. And there is a lot more to look forward to! The shrubs and other plants will soon be in bloom and we hope butterflies will visit, perhaps even the Painted Lady species from Africa that has already been spotted in the south of England.
“They will be surrounded by gardens, have abundance of space in all directions to keep the air healthy and pleasant: they will have walks and plantations before them, and well cultivated grounds, kept in good order, as far as the eye can reach”.
(Robert Owen, 1817)
Liz – New Lanark Guest Blogger