Wandering round my garden yesterday showed that lots of plants have appreciated all the rain that we have been having recently and so have all the weeds, they are sprouting everywhere! Thank goodness my water butts are full again, I was getting a bit worried when we had non stop hot sunshine and a lot of recently purchased plants needed watering. One in particular that needed watering was a white peony.
Paeony Duchesse de Nemours, lovely flower and a delicious perfume.
Roses are still looking gorgeous, this one is Shropshire Lad, I think my favourite.
Another rose with an amazing perfume is Evelyn, she is used in the perfume industry.
Another very reiable rose which just keeps on flowering all summer with a true “old rose” perfume, The Dark Lady, wonderful.
Climbing up the dead oak is Rosa Mulligani, it flowers for a month, but is fantastic for that month!
Allium Globemaster is making a statement in one of the borders, standing very tall and proud.
Up at the top of the garden is Sambucus Black Lace. It has grown rather tall, so I think I will need to do some work on it once it has finished flowering.
Clematis Pagoda is excelling itself, it has never had so many flowers on it before.
Zantedeschia aethiopica is flowering away in the bog garden and seems very happy with the moisture there.
Parts of the garden are looking rather blue, thanks to Campanula poscharskyana and Geranium magnificum.
Allium christophii has been seeding about on the rockery, all are welcome!
Another that has been seeding into all the paving on the patio is Erigeron karvinskianus, another that is very welcome.
Climbing up one of our ancent ash trees in the back garden is Rosa Wedding Day which I planted when our daughter got married.
This is half way up…..
….and this morning I saw that it had climbed right to the top! The buds start out gold/yellow but open up white.
A lovely single rose, Rosa glauca, in the back garden. I love the tiny simple flowers and the contrasting blue/grey foliage.
These are a few of the plants that are flowering at the moment, they are all enjoying the warm wet weather that we are having and I think there will be quite a lot more rain this week to keep them happy.
As usual thanks go to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this each month, do pop over to her blog to see flowers from around the world.