We have had quite a lot of rain this week, everything is growing fast in the few hours of sunshine that we have had. Not much work got done in the garden because of the rain, there will be so much for me to do when I finally get out there. I think this weeks 6 are a mixed bag, so I’ll start with my first,
No 1 Red Admiral butterfly.
Red Admiral butterflies are everywhere when the sun shines, there are so many of them. This one seems nice and fresh, but even so has a bite out of its wing.
No 2 Peacock butterfly.
Also plenty of Peacock butterflies, beautiful patterns on the wings. The buddleia are certainly open for business at the moment and the butterflies are making the most of it.
No 3 Anemone japonica
The Japanese anemone or Anemone japonica, this is a pale pink variety, name lost in the mist of time unfortunately, planted many years ago in the back garden.
No 4 Perovskia
This Perovskia must be moved, I keep saying that I will move it from the scree, but have never got round to doing it yet, it is too big for where it is planted, I still like it though!
No 5 Bouquet of flowers.
A lovely bouquet of flowers which I received the other day. The gold and blue flowers have such rich deep colours, they are really beautiful.
No 6 Agapanthus.
The Agapanthus are now in full flower in the driveway border and are attracting lots of nice comments from visitors. The white ones have very large flower heads and tend to flop, but the blue ones are standing proudly upright with their smaller flowers.
We had a nice sunny day on Thursday when all these photos were taken, with pouring rain the next day, we have to just take each day as it comes.
These are my six for this week, Jon The Propagator is waiting to show you lots more flowers, so please pay him a visit!