What a wonderful week it has been, such a change from last week! This week we have had sunshine every day which has dried out the flood water nicely, only problem is that the rain plus sunshine has made the weeds grow as never before! Lots more plants are now flowering, so I won’t waste any more time, I’ll get on with showing my Six for this week.
Lots more Welsh poppies, Meconopsis cambrica, are flowering in different areas, they do shine out of the shady corners, looking like patches of sunshine.
Alliums are now opening up, making lots of purple lollipops in the borders, this one is Puple Sensation. I have had these planted in the borders for well over 10 years and I’m surprised they are still with me and my heavy clay soil.
Chives growing in the cracks of the paving of the patio, they try to increase every year in spite of sitting in flood water all winter.
Hostas are looking good at the moment, so far safe from the slimy creatures, wonder how long it wwill last! This one is H. Sagae.
This is H. sieboldiana elegans which, like the one above, has nice thick leaves so doesn’t suffer much damage. Of course the hedgehog and blackbirds are also doing their bit to keep the hostas looking good.
Rhododendrons and Azaleas are now flowering. This one is a little japanese azalea, new when I redid the rockery a couple of years ago, very pretty flowers.
A very big old rhododendron with huge flowers which has been here longer than we have, so is over 30 yrs old.
Deciduous Azalea Persil which has the most wonderful perfume to enjoy when sitting next to it.
Euphorbia palustris is at the back of the bog garden. It has enjoyed all the wet at its feet and shines out across the garden from where it is in the shade.
I should have waited a week before showing you the wisteria last week, loads more flowers now, climbing up the side of the garage.
The perfume is wonderful when I go to get my car in or out.
Except for a sharp shower yesterday evening, it has been wall to wall sunshine all week. Thanks to the shower I don’t think I’ll need to water any thing this morning so I’ll be able to get on with tackling more weeds! Hope you all have a good weekend gardening.
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