We have had rain! At last we had a decent amount overnight with the promise of more to come this weekend, thank goodness. So many plants are now flowering, it was this weekend that we used to open for the NGS as the whole garden is frothing, especially the roses, colour everywhere you look. It makes it very difficult to decide what to include for my special six for today, here we go………..
Meet Bartzella an Itoh peony, isn’t she gorgeous! A present to myself along with 2 others, she has flowered for over a week but the rain last night…..!
My very special candelabra seedling which appeared last year, this year it has split into 2 plants, I feel a drift coming on with a bit more splitting over the years! This has sat with its roots in flood water for about 5 months in the winter so I will also save seed as a lot of my other candelabra primulas died over the winter with all the water.
Allium gigantium, this is the only one left after a good number of years, I feel it needs more friends around it, it seems very lonely, so I will buy a few more this autumn.
Rosa glauca looking very pretty in the back garden, it has a second period of interest when it is covered with hips in the autumn.
Rosa Wedding Day, which is climbing up the old Ash tree in the back garden, was planted to mark my daughter’s marriage 24 years ago.
It is a lovely rose, the buds start off quite golden but soon turn white. The rose has climbed up to the top of the tree which must be about 100ft at least!
The “meadow” area is looking good, with loads more Pig Nut than previously. Amazing to think that our ancestors used to eat the tiny tubers to keep them going in the winter, you’d need to eat an awful lot of them, this is before the potato arrived with Sir Walter Raleigh! The bees and the birds are very active in this area, lots of insects to keep the birds happy.
There we have it for this week, six more plants that catch the eye. Hopefully we will have more rain to make the garden and the gardener happy, in the meantime I’ll keep pulling up the weeds!
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