Another sunny week has passed but with bitterly cold winds until yesterday when there was hardly any breeze at all, such a change, but still no rain. Hopefully we will have some rain tomorrow so I might get a rest from the watering can! Lots more flowers are opening, so my six are as follows.
no 1 Narcissus poeticus var recurvus
N. poeticus recurvus used to be called Old Pheasant Eye and I can see why it got its name! This is my last narcissus to flower.
A lovely flower with a beautiful perfume. I have been reading that they prefer a damp soil to flower well, maybe I need to move some of them!
No 2 Rhododendron Princess Anne
R. Princess Anne is flowering away on the rockery, almost more flowers than leaves at the moment., Such a nice pale primrose yellow colour which doesn’t clash with anything else around it.
Another rhododendron which is flowering at the moment was here before we were so I don’t have a name I’m afraid. It is suddenly getting taller, might have to do a bit of pruning.
No 3 Peony mlokosewitchii
P. mlokosewitchii is flowering by the front drive with a bee enjoying the nectar and pollen. I know I’ve just done a post about it, but I had to include it in my six!
No 4 Camassia leichtlinii
Camassia leichtlinii are now flowering by the rhododendrons, under my Amelanchier tree where they look rather pretty.
I have also read that these bulbs prefer damp soil, so maybe these need moving too!
No 5 Viburnum plicatum Mariesii
V. plicatum Mariesii is by the camassias and the rhododendrons, lovely shrub.
It is covered in masses of flowers, looking like a lacecap hydrangea.
No 6 Clematis Guernsey Cream
C.Guernsey Cream is covered with flowers this year, a great improvement on last year.
The flowers start out rather green but soon turn cream.
These are my six for this week. I have been able to do lots of weeding this last week, it has made such a difference to the borders, hopefully I will get more done over the Bank Holiday weekend, maybe we will all be doing the same!
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