Six on Saturday 15.5.21
Anyone for a paddle? No, not at the seaside but in my flooded garden. The grass is totally waterlogged, the paths are running as though they are a stream, the patio is underwater and I think I need an ark before I float away! The rain has been non stop for many nights now and during the day too, they say be careful what you wish for, there I was in April hoping for rain every day and now it has come, there is far too much of it!
The path which leads from the lawn to the shed by the field is underwater with it running madly down the slope.
The area to the left of the path was full of plants last summer and the previous 30 yrs or so. This area was also flooded all winter and most have died. My beautiful silver birch was the first to die, but I will keep it and see if I can grow a clematis up it, as long as I plant it higher up on the drier side. All the Hemerocallis have thrived in all the water and the roses seem very happy too, so it is not all doom and gloom, I will just have to do more research for plants that can cope with being flooded now and again and dry in the summer.
Azaleas are starting to open up, this one is Persil and she will turn more white as time goes by. Fantastic perfume which I appreciate from the swinging seat next to it.
Viburnum plicatum Maresii is now in flower and beginning to look really beautiful with her horizontal branches.
I like blue and yellow! Bluebells with Bowles Golden Grass, I think they go so well together.
The little pink Prunus on the rockery is covered in tiny double flowers. Such a pretty shrub and will be kept to 3 ft by a bit of judicious pruning after flowering.
Those are my six for this Saturday, I see the rain has stopped for now and the sun is shining, unfortunately this also means that all the weeds are popping up and needing my attention! Thank you to Jon The Propagator for hosting this each week, please pay him a visit to see lots more plants and gardens.
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