The flowers keep coming, in spite of all the weeds around them. At the moment I feel that I’m fighting a losing battle, but I’m sure that I’ll get there in the end. We had a spell of torrential rain which flattened a lot of the flowers, but at the moment we are having a spell of very warm weather, in fact hot weather. It is too hot to work outside, that is my excuse, I just manage a bit of leisurely dead heading before retiring inside with a long cool drink.
The bog garden is almost at full flowering, the astilbes are just starting to join in with the candelabra primulas and the rogersia, so I will make this area the focus of today’s Bloom Day.
Primula vialii contrasting with the candelabra primulas, I must save seed and try and create a drift at the front of the border.
Primula Inverewe is doing well after a hesitant start.
This one has such lovely coloured flowers, I don’t think it has a name, but I love it all the same.
Do you think the peach and lilac have crossed and made this…..
……Wow, such a pretty combination of peach and lilac in this candelabra primula.
Primula sikkimensis has beautiful flowers that are perfumed too. unlike the candelabra primulas, the flowers are in a cluster at the top of the flowering stalk.
The first of my Astilbes to flower, we have quite a few in all colours from white to dark red, some with green leaves, some with maroon leaves.
The rogersia has such pretty flowers. By the time it flowers, the beautiful bronze leaves have turned green, but it is still a beautiful plant.
Zantedescia aethiopica has started flowering with its beautifully classic flowers.
Iris sibirica Butter and Sugar is looking good at the far end of the bog garden, it must like all the moisture that is there. There are quite a few more iris to flower, they will be with us soon.
These are seedling Martagon Lilies, I never planted them here, but they are very welcome. They must have seeded from the one round the corner, but they have put themselves at the drier end of the bog garden, it seems to be to their liking.
I have lots more photos from the rest of the garden, but they can wait for another post. The bog garden is the only area that is flowering on all cylinders at the moment.
Thanks must go to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting the monthly GBBD meme, pleas pay her a visit to see flowers from around the world.