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.