Another week of tidying, weeding, watering and cutting back, the plants are growing so quickly having had rain and sunshine recently. We have only had a little bit of rain this week. but are expecting quite a lot today, whereas the last couple of days have been wall to wall sunshine. At least the soil is now nice and moist with the rain so weeding is so much easier.
I have a mixed bag for this weeks offering, they are as follows……
Star of the garden at the moment is the Yucca filamentosa in the bed just outside the back door. It can be seen from the kitchen and the dining room, so I am seeing it a lot during the day.
The flower spike started growing quite a few weeks ago, each week I have been watching it to see if it would open and I would be able to includs it in my SOS. Patience is rewarded, this week all the buds decided to open and I think it looks quite wonderful, like a tall candle in the flower bed!
One of my Clematis Etoille Violette, yes, I have 2! has only just stated flowering, I think because it is in too much shade on the pergola, I must rectify that and cut back the plants that have outgrown their space.
The flower is so dark, such a deep purple, but also so beautiful.
Also on the pergola but at the front where it gets lots of sunshine is Clematis Perle d’Azure.
The blue flowers have a striking purple line on them to guide the bees to the centre.
It’s Agapanthus time and the borders are looking better for their flowers.
This is one of my very dark Blue ones.
White Agapanthus have opened along the driveway border.
Once all the buddlejas open their flowers, the butterflies arrive. There have been lots of Red Admirals visiting, but this is the first Peacock that I have seen this year.
Lysimachia ephemerum has been well behaved for about 15 yrs, suddenly it has started wandering, I must move some to the other end of the border to try and stop it exploring.
Looking back over these photos It has dawned on me that they are all blue/purple and white, while I still have lots in the garden that are also red, yellow and pink but I have shown those on differnt weeks.
Thanks once more to Jim at Garden Ruminations, if you want to see what other gardens are like around the world, do pay him a visit.