June washout so far. GBBD 2019

Where has flaming June got to, we have had nothing but rain and cold winds so far, it can only get better. However, even though the humans are not enjoying the weather, the plants don’t seem to mind at all, buds open and the flowers are lasting longer with it being so cold, definitely a plus. The downside is that the weeds are growing as never before and with it being so wet, I can’t get onto the garden to get them out! Come with me to see what is flowering today, but wrap up warm, it is so cold out there, I’m back in my winter jumpers!

Oriental poppies are flowering profusely, they have flopped a bit but that doesn’t really matter where they are.

Patty’s Plum is still looking good. I tried to move her one year, I now have 2 clumps as any roots left behind will grow into new plants.

My unknown bright red poppy is still demanding attention, so many flowers have formed this year.

Beautiful lilies sent from Canada by my lovely nephew, for my birthday a while ago. These will hopefully come back next year so I can enjoy them for some years to come.

Climbing rose William Morris has now started flowering, this will cover the sitting room wall all summer.

Rambling rose Snow Goose is fantastic this year, I think because of our hot summer last year ripening the wood, it is covered with flowers.

Unusually for a rambler, Snow Goose will flower on and off all summer. It has arched to the left, it should be over the arch to the right, so I will have to tie it in soon to get it to grow in the right direction.

As I have recently done a post just about roses, Shropshire Lad can represent them all. This one is amazing this year.

Under all the roses, hardy geraniums are adding to the colour. So many have seeded about, I’m not sure what is what any more!

I know this one is Kashmir White.

A double pale blue one, very pretty.

G.  macrorrhizum “Bevan’s variety” in the woodland, makes good ground cover.

Viticella clematis are now starting to colour the uprights.

Polemonium have seeded about, here it is with Milium effusum Aureum

Campanula poscharskyana is opening its blue bells, adding more colour to the garden.

Silene alpestris is flowering on the alpine scree, this is the only place in my garden where it would have drainage good enough for it.

Dame’s Violet or Hesperis matronalis, has formed a large clump under the dead oak. I must spread the seed as I used to have it popping up all over the garden, which was nice, I’ve missed it for the last couple of years.

At last, the sun has come out, I must stop and go and do some weeding!

Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Garden for hosting this monthly meme, do pay her a visit to see what is flowering around the world.

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16 Responses to June washout so far. GBBD 2019

  1. rusty duck says:

    I have so had enough of the rain, the weeds certainly are growing! Your roses are looking great, I’m seeing signs of rain damage here. We do deserve a break from it now.

  2. Anna says:

    At least everywhere is green this year Pauline unlike last summer. I think that some of the flowers are enjoying the rain though more than us. Hope that you can get out more in the garden this coming week.

    • Pauline says:

      Everywhere is very lush at the moment, the plants are certainly enjoying the rain Anna. I managed a bit of weeding yesterday when the rain stopped, hopefully I will get more done this coming week.

  3. Arun Goyal says:

    Awesome macro shots …pink poppies are the show stealer in the post.have a great week ahead.

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Arun, very kind. I love the flamboyance of the poppies, they are so gorgeous! Hopefully I will get more weeding done this coming week, it should be better than the last couple of weeks, which were just non stop rain.

  4. Denise says:

    I’m glad it’s not just me that can’t keep up with all the different geraniums! I’ve been following the UK weather and I hope you now get a good spell to catch up on all the weeding!

    • Pauline says:

      So many of them have seeded around Denise, I have all shades from white, through blues and purples to various pinks. I hope our bad spell of weather isn’t coming over to you, we have better weather forecast for next week so I should be able to catch up a bit with the weeding.

  5. Frank says:

    Good luck with the weeding, I’m sure it’s not all bad considering the beauty you can enjoy while you labor.
    Each year I feel like the quality of my weeds is slowly improving, and that does make it a little less pressing. A bed over run with verbena and daisies is far less embarrassing than a bed over run with couch grass and thistle… although I feel like I still have plenty of both.
    Hopefully this week you can enjoy your coffee in the sun admiring weed-free beds. It’s about time!

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Frank, We actually had a rain free day today so I got a good amount of weeding done, it was very satisfying indeed! I don’t think we will be seeing much sun this wekk, maybe on Thursday we’re told, so hopefully I can make more progress with the weeds.

  6. What a wonderful variety of colors!
    Have a great week!

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you Lea, I agree the garden is rather colourful at the moment. I will be attacking the weeds whenever the weather allows, so hopefully it will be a good week, I hope you have a good one too.

  7. Ray says:

    Such incredible poppies! One good thing about the rain – it makes weeding easier afterwards.
    -Ray

  8. Jason says:

    Wonderful poppies. Ours are long gone. We are also having unusually cool (and wet) weather. This will certainly create some winners and losers in the garden. ‘Snow Goose’ is a very appealing rose.

    • Pauline says:

      I like the poppies too Jason, they make a lovely splash of colour in the front border. Our weather is slowly improving, a bit warmer this week and not quite as wet! Snow Goose has really excelled itself this year, it must have been last summers hot weather ripening the wood.I planted another one on the other side of the archway and I think they will meet up this year, so next year I should have twice as many flowers!

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