I have just had a week where more gardening has been possible as we have had less rain, in fact the last few days haven’t seen any rain at all and the watering can has had to come out again for recently planted plants! I’m hoping that this weekend I will be able to get lots more work done in various areas of the garden.
My six for this week are as follows….
My white Camassias are flowering at the moment, they are always later than their blue cousins.
I think a bee had spent the night in one of the flowers, this photo was taken at 5am, yes I was awake early, and it was still there an hour later.
Most of the roses have started flowering, this one is R. Charlotte.
R. Heritage in the front garden is covered in lovely flowers, hopefully they will continue all summer.
Alliums are decorating the rockery with their purple balls, these are A. Purple Sensation.
White foxgloves are popping up everywhere. I’ve removed quite a few purple ones but the white ones are allowed to stay as they look so lovely and I need the seed to sprinkle at the backs of borders..
….and when alliums and foxgloves arrive together, then I think they make the perfect combination!
Rhododendrons are still opening, it doesn’t seem right that the roses are flowering before all the Rhodies are out.
Rhododendron Yakushimanum starts out with gorgeous pink buds but then opens white. A lovely smaller shrub than most.
Caught at 9.30pm last evening when it was going dark! A couple of weeks ago it was a roe deer helping himself to my roses, now a rabbit eating its way through my tiny flowery meadow, I wonder who will visit next!
There we have my 6 for this week, number 6 was quite a surprise, I haven’t seen rabbits here for a good number of years, I hope it doesn’t bring all its friends and I hope it doesn’t eat my precious new seedling primula which I wrote about in my last post!
Thanks again to Jon The Propagator for hosting once more, do pay him a visit to see what is happening in the gardening world, apart from Chelsea!