Eleagnus ‘Quicksilver‘ with (I think) Green Orb-Weaver spider. I had never noticed the flowers before, so thank you GBBD for making me look!
Last month I said was all about the tulips, and whilst every other tulip is long gone, my gorgeous Angeliques are still flowering, so I think they deserve a final curtain call.
Also in pots (as well as those on the barrow) I’ve got lots of pelargoniums and maguerites.
I’ve also taken a couple of photos of flowers on the succulents,
but the big news has to be the number of roses coming into bloom. These three were inherited, so I’m afraid I don’t know the names,
but these were all planted by me in the last three or four years, and they’re finally starting to look properly established – Madame Gregoire Staechelin
and Rosa St Swithun
This Veronica prostrata is another plant that looks much more settled than it did last year.
I love the colour of this Potentilla, I think it’s Potentilla nepalensis ‘Shogran‘
The Cerinthes are just getting better and better, here with Erysmum ‘Winter Orchid’
However, I’m not entirely sure about this Clematis, Josephine, I think she may be a little too showy for my liking
On a rather more subdued note, a dark Aquilegia with Nectoscordum siculum. I’m not convinced about the Nectoscordum either, but for the opposite reason – I’m not sure it’s showy enough – but it’s so perennial I don’t have the heart to rip it out.
I certainly wouldn’t want to be without my Allium Purple Sensations
But to finish, my first sweet pea – the Tangier Pea, Lathyrus tingitanus. which I wrote about in January. How the year’s flying by…
With thanks again to Carol at May Dream Gardens for hosting GBBD.