Whilst many of my roses are already coming to an end, I’m delighted that the Rose ‘Flower Carpet’ are just bursting into bloom.
Other roses include R. Jacques Cartier, here with Diascia personata
R. St Swithun
and R. Pat Austin, here with Achillea Terracotta, as in Monday’s vase.
A few peonies are hanging on
and a similarly flowered poppy has arrived of her own volition.
A plant I’ve rarely featured is this Phlomis italica – a lovely soft pink in the Swing Beds.
Talking of pink, plenty of Pinks in the Lavender bed, with Erysimum ‘Red Jep’ in the bacjground. I’m excited that four cuttings I took of this Erysimum earlier in the year have now taken, but I think I should take a few more – I love it!
In pots the Clematis ‘Princess Di’ is now flowering together with the Perlargonium ‘Surcouf’. the Princess looks happier than she’s ever been, I’m not sure whether that’s because I’ve been more assiduous with the watering, or whether the Pelargonium is so large it’s now shading the princess’ roots.
This is a rather loud combo by the steps up to the house – a Diascia, Heuchera and Calibrachoa.
Also in pots, would you believe four different dahlias blooming in June!
I haven’t quite worked out which is which as they’ve taken me by surprise, but assuming they’ll still be featuring next month, I should have worked it out by then….
Annuals are starting to get going, like Cosmos Psyche White,
Three lots of blue spires, the sister’s Penstemon (grown from a cutting, discussed here), Lavender, edging the steps and (I think) Veronicastrum
And to finish a couple of plants not yet blooming, but fingers crossed they will be by next weekend’s opening – Allium sphaerocephalon
With thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens who hosts everyone’s GBBD.