Once more the garden is changing gear, a lot of the poppies, iris and peonies, but not all, have finished and are handing over to Hydrangeas, Hemerocallis and Crocosmia. The colours are changing with Hemerocallis and Crocosmia, their flowers are looking a lot hotter and I think the garden is trying to tell me that it is summer. We are not having summer temperatures and we are still having rain every day, so it doesn’t really feel like summer at the moment, but my bog plants are happy! The following photos are for my Six on Saturday post.
No 1 Chrysanthemum superbum
Chrysanthemum superbum Wirral Supreme, another plant that reminds me of home in the North West, I spent all my childhood years on the Wirral.
No 2 Clematis Prince Charles
Clematis Blue Angel who is guarding the gas tank.
He will have to work a bit harder though before he hides the tank! It’s nice though that I get a spiritual wave as I come up the drive.
No 3 Hemerocallis
Unknown day lily, it always has lots of flowers.
H. Pink Damask, the first Day lily that I bought about 25 yrs ago, it is still going strong.
H. Stafford was bought because my parents used to live in Stafford.
No 4 Hydrangea
Hydrangeas are just starting to flower, this one is a lovely shade of pale blue.
Hydrangea Mme E. Moullierre is under the kitchen window and I can watch the bluetits searching for insects while I wash the dishes.
No 5 Crocosmia
Crocosmia Lucifer is always my first crocosmia to flower, the others won’t be far behind.
No 6 Astilbe.
This red Astilbe is the first one to flower in the bog garden, plenty more to come over the next few weeks.
This pink one is planted on the rockery, below some rocks where the rainwater runs down, so it gets plenty to drink.
Those are my Six for this week, the garden is changing so I must do a lot of cutting back and deadheading, it is pouring down at the moment so will have to wait a bit before I venture out and tackle things, maybe I can catch up with the housework!
Thanks once again to Jon The Propagator for hosting, please pay him a visit to see other garden’s highlights for this week.