The weather still doesn’t know what it should be doing so we are being treated to a bit of everything, at least it is getting warmer, except when there is a cold east wind. The flowers keep coming, lovely to see wave after wave of different ones making changes from one week to the next. My six for this week are as follows………..
Paeonia mlokosewitschii is having its moment of glory in the driveway border. Buds have been promising for weeks and now at last they are starting to open.
I’m pleased to see though that when it is raining, the petals close to keep the pollen dry for any passing bee. As soon as the sun comes out, they open again.
The first of my candelabra primulas to open is Primula japonica Millers Crimson. With all the flooding it seems as though I have lost quite a few of my bog plants, they like wet soil, but obviously there is a limit! I’ll give them a bit longer before I think of replacements.
Camassias are now flowering under the Amelanchier tree at the side of the garden. This variety are too tall for where I planted them so I’ll move them when they finish flowering.
They are another plant that likes damp soil but I won’t be putting them anywhere that gets flooded!
Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus is my last narcissus to flower, but well worth the wait as it has such a beautiful perfume.
My bulbs seem to be increasing well and some of my clumps need splitting again, I have plans for them under the pergola at the top of the garden.
The first dwarf rhododendron to flower on the rockery is R. Princess Ann with very pale lemon coloured flowers, she will soon be joined by the others.
It’s bluebell time! They are popping up in lots of the borders and I think they look best where have the company of yellow flowers, like here, with cowslips in the background. These were planted by me so are English bluebells, unlike the ones in the woodland which are Spanish planted by the previous people and I try to dig them out each year, without much success!
Those are my six for this week, just a quick thank you to Jim for hosting at Garden Ruminations.
I was 10 yrs old for the last Coronation and remember it well on a tiny screen in black and white bought by our neighbours for the occasion. Must dash, I have another Coronation to watch, in colour this time!