Everything is coming up Roses.

Well almost everything. June is the month for roses and they are billowing everywhere. There are lots of other plants flowering as well, but the roses in most of the borders are stealing the show.

The rose garden is suddenly flowering on all cylinders with hardy geraniums in between.

I’ve decided that I must make more of the geraniums as they are very good as ground cover between the roses, keeping down the weeds.

I can just see Geranium Kashmir White in the foreground, this is a wonderful weed suppressor, so will be splitting it as soon as it finished flowering. Rosa Shropshire Lad in the background.

Rosa Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The red rose of Lancashire, reminds me of home.

Close up of Shropshire Lad, a really gorgeous rose.

R. Graham Thomas.

R. Evelyn, such a wonderful perfume.

Lovely double Geranium caeruliatum.

I’m including the flowerhead on Stipa gigantea as it is so gorgeous at the moment.

Phlomis russeliana shouldn’t really like my soil, but seems to be doing very well.

Variegated iris in the pond.

Bog garden is still flowering, the astilbes have now joined in with the primulas.

The rodgersia is also flowering along with primulas of the same colour.

Hydrangeas seem early this year.

Heucheras are all flowering in the shady areas.

Rosa glauca has done really well this year, it is almost twice the size.

I love the simple tiny flowers and the beautiful colour of the leaves.

A semi double begonia in a pot by the blue bench.

Campanula poscharskyana snuggling up to Geranium magnificum.

All the blues.

The same campanula with yellow helianthimum.

R. Geoff Hamilton.

R. William Morris, I planted him as a shrub, he wants to be a climber!

R. Buff Beauty.

The white hydrangea under the kitchen window, had a severe haircut this year as last year it was flopping all over the path. I thought we might not get many flowers this year, but there are lots of buds waiting to open, thank goodness.

The ubiquitous Alchemilla mollis, it gets everywhere if it isn’t deadheaded the minute it finishes flowering!

Erigion karvinskianus is growing between the paving slabs. It wasn’t happy where I put it but is happy where it has put itself.

Santalina Lemon Fizz.

Allium christophii still flowering, looks a bit flat on top as though someone has sat on it.

Sambucus Black Lace at the far side of the pond.

Close up of Sambucus Black Lace

Rosa Snow Goose on the archway into the woodland, this will flower on and off all summer.

Last but not least, Rosa Ballerina.

There we have it, roses and friends which make June such a wonderful month. This used to be the time when we opened the garden to the public, when every border had plenty of colour, mainly thanks to the roses.

Thanks go to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Bloom Day each month, do pay her a visit to see flowers from around the world.

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22 Responses to Everything is coming up Roses.

  1. Rosemarie says:

    What a beautiful overall glow, Pauline. So healing and welcoming !

  2. Penny Post says:

    Your roses look wonderful. I love the delicate colours of William Morris and the unusual leaves on rosa glauca.

  3. snowbird says:

    Goodness me, so many beautiful blooms and roses, especially Shropshire Lad. Oh….you must start opening your garden again.xxx

    • Pauline says:

      Shropshire Lad is an amzing rose Dina, so vigourous. It is a beautiful colour with a wonderful perfume too. Opening the garden is such a lot of hard work, but maybe one day….who knows!

  4. Sue C. says:

    Your roses look lovely Pauline. It’s certainly been a good year for them. William Morris looks wonderful.

    • Pauline says:

      William Morris is a lovely rose Sue, I just wish he didn’t grow so tall as deadheading is a problem! All the roses are doing really well this year, I’m not sure if it was the extra cold in the winter or all the rain in the spring, whatever it was, the roses have benefitted.

  5. Denise says:

    What a beautiful display of roses Pauline… and so glad you included the Lancashire rose which also reminds me of home! R. Evelyn which I have not heard of before is just stunning. I have tried several times to grow Erigeron karvinskianus from seed without success and I’m not sure why.

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you Denise, I also planted Geranium Lancastrience to remind me of home, but it is a thug, spreading everywhere, it will have to go! R. Evelyn is a David Austin rose and used by the perfume industry as its perfume is so wonderful. The Erigeron I bought didn’t like where I had planted it, I though it was well drained enough for it, it died. But not before it had seeded in the cracks in the paving by the house, where it is now spreading along under the windows! If you can beg some seed from someone, maybe try just putting it either in cracks in paving or in a wall and see what happens.

  6. Jeanette says:

    What a beautiful garden you have! There are not enough words to express the loveliness of it.

  7. rusty duck says:

    Hasn’t it been a fabulous month? I love Shropshire Lad and Geoff Hamilton. And your shot of the santalina! Geraniums are so useful, I want to make more of them too. I have Evelyn in a pot but she’s not doing well. Time to get her roots into the soil methinks.

    • Pauline says:

      It has been an amazing month Jessica. At last we have had a little bit of rain, but nowhere near enough for the garden. I think Evelyn really would appreciate being released into your garden, she might surprise you!

  8. Diana Studer says:

    That Black Lace is magical. Love dark dramatic leaves.

  9. catmint says:

    Dear Pauline, I haven’t visited for a while. Hope family and flowers continue to comfort you for the sad loss of your undergardener. The photos capture the magic and beauty of the garden. Everything is looking so beautiful, I cannot single out one pic in particular.

    • Pauline says:

      Nice to hear from you again Catmint, I have to admit that it has been hard at times, but the garden is a good place to be at the moment. Thank you for your thoughtful comments.

  10. Jeannie says:

    So many roses! They are beautiful. I have one, only one and it came with the house. Perhaps I should try and do better.
    Jeannie@GetMetoTheCountry

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks for leaving a comment Jeannie. Do add more roses to your lonely one, there are so many differnt sorts to choose from, I don’t think you would regret it.

  11. Susie says:

    June roses and friends staged quite a show (with some help from you of course). Have always been partial to apricot flowers–Buff Beauty is gorgeous. Have a good day Pauline.

    • Pauline says:

      Hi Susie, yes, now is the time of year for roses for us. Like you I love apricot/peach coloured flowers, my favourite is Shropshire Lad, I think far too pretty to be a boy, it should have a female name!

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