Another week gone by, more weeds have been pulled, more plants planted and a lot of rain came on Wednesday so I had a rest from watering! Everything is growing at an alarming rate, I just wish I could keep up with it all!
My six for this week are as follows…..
The rockery is changing, narcissus and the first flowering shrubs are now having a rest, handing over to the next wave. In this view a new little Deutzia is now flowering and behind is one of the new dwarf Japanese azaleas. Filling in lots of gaps with a little pink flower is Claytonia sibirica which seeds everywhere and needs editing every year.
At the side of the driveway is a good clump of Iris latifolia, the English Iris, which was split last year. The other half was planted further up the driveway but not showing signs of buds yet, maybe next year.
Viburnum opulus certainly lives up to its common name of the snowball bush. I think these would be quite soft if they were thrown at me!
I have never seen the bush covered with so many flowers ever before, it must have appreciated all the rain we had last July. I’m finding that flowering shrubs are all flowering far more than usual.
Azalea Homebush always makes a statement when it flowers, lovely flower, lovely colour and lovely perfume, what more could a gardener want?!
The Viburnum plicatum Mariesii behind it, sets it off beautifully.
Libertia grandiflora is flowering at the end of the bog garden, thank goodness my plant hasn’t read the book, it says it likes well drained soil!
Clematis montana was planted in the back supposedly to climb up an old ash tree. It had other ideas though, some flopped forward over the golden Philadelphus, some climbed half way up the ash and…
….the rest scrambled sideways over a hawthorn into the top of my Acer which turns orange in the autumn, this was taken from an upstairs window.
There we have my six for this week. Another nice day is forecast but with rain coming later on this evening, so I should be able to get quite a bit done before rain will stop play.
Thanks go to Jon The Propagator for hosting once more, do pay him a visit to see what is happening in gardens around the world.
I love your snowball bush those pompoms look just wonderful.
Thanks Rosie, the bush has been here for at least 25 yrs but this is its best year yet!
A lovely Six. Those Iris are stunning.
Glad you like them Graeme! The Iris don’t individually last long in flower, but there are so many of them they seem to flower for quite some time all together.
A beautiful selection, especially that Viburnum and the Azalea Homebush which looks as though it has quite unusual flowers.
Thanks Jane, I’m very fond of the viburnum family and have quite a few different ones here. The Azalea Homebush also has pom pom type flowers like the snowball bush and they also have the most amazing perfume.
That Snowball bust really is amazing Pauline and I love the Viburnum plicatum Mariesii + Azalea combination! From time to time I am also glad that the plants haven’t read the books lol.
The flowers on the Snowball Bush have never been so good before Denise, it is a wonderful sight this year. Quite a few plants aren’t in the soil that the books say they should be, but they don’t seem to mind, they are very adaptable, just as well!
How lovely, especially the iris.xxx
Thanks Dina, the iris are special as not many want to grow in my heavy soil.x
That’s a great sight to see, the viburnum and the azalea – and V opulus looks stunning too!
All the shrubs are covered in flowers this year Cathy, they have all done ever so well. We did have a very wet July last year and I think this is the result, I won’t moan about a wet summer ever again!