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.