Front garden design concept and Olga garden tour in late June.

I am showing you the plants in my garden before late June. David Austin rose “Queen of Sweden”, Batticia, yew, smooth hydrangea and many other plants have their own characteristics. Come and enjoy my garden! .

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  • Ting Zhao

    Great tour! Thank you! Love your passion for gardening! You have a beautiful garden and very pretty hydrangeas. Great design too. Can't wait to see how the idea of the shrub in front of your door way come about. Love the idea.

  • Gardening Junkie

    You can plant something that the deer don't like in front of the roses. Something like allium, euphorbia, russian sage, foxgloves or whatever you like. Anything highly scented or poisonous will help keep them away.
    I just discovered your channel, I love how much you love your garden; someone after my own heart!

  • Jacinta Higgins

    Kia ora from New Zealand Olga! What a delightful garden you have. I've watched a few of your videos and I appreciate the educational content – particularly on the roses. I am creating a new garden on my property and in the last 2 months have planted 6 bare-root roses; 3 x climbers and 3 x bush roses. I just adore the flower paintings on your house – just lovely! Your hydrangeas are all so healthy looking. Here where I live in NZ they grow wild on the sides of the roads and this year I have taken cuttings from them. I was thrilled to see your Shasta daisies – I have just purchased seeds and will scatter them come spring. I have subscribed and am looking forward to many more videos. Take care.

  • Willow Marie

    Oh, I wanted to tell you that we were advised to plant purple catmint flowers in front of the roses or purple allium (chives) and that will keep the deer away because they don’t like the smell. It worked for Us and we have no problem with the deer trying to eat the roses. The purple catmint looks so pretty in front of the roses also.

  • Willow Marie

    I just found your channel and watched two of your videos about the lady of shallot roses. I have three lady of shallot bushes that I planted 4 years ago. They just finished their first flowering and we fed then already with the David Austin rose food. I do deadhead the fading blooms but wasn’t sure how far back to trim the canes. Some of them are very tall and are growing against our deck, which looks nice but I will probably cut them back like you showed in your video so they look more like shrubs. Thank you for showing how to cut them back so they look neater. I also have some David Austin pink rose bushes in another part of my garden and they are being destroyed by black spot disease. Some videos on YouTube by other gardeners say to take all the leaves off that have black spot, including the ones that fall on the ground underneath the bush. I have been doing that but I don’t want to defoliate the whole bush! I had to pull so many leaves off that they are looking very spindly. So now I have been pulling off the leaves that are turned yellow and leaving on some of the other green leaves that have black spots on them. Do you have any advice on what I should do about the black spot? I noticed all of your leaves look very healthy and green. My husband went out and sprayed the bushes with an insecticide that was recommended by David Austin website. So far, the black spot has stayed over on that side of the garden and has not spread to the lady of shallot roses. I am afraid that it will spread over to them because supposedly it’s carried in the wind. We have had a lot of rain here recently which I’m afraid it’s going to spread the disease further. I would appreciate any advice you might have. Thank you

  • Douglas Clegg

    Olga, beautiful garden — your design of it seems perfect. The deer are doing their own design, which also looks great — a happy accident. The house painting is a day brightener. I wish more people would do it as well as you. Thanks for the informative and engaging videos.