It is Hot, Hot, Hot! I’m hiding in the shade, feeling sorry for my plants that can’t move and get out of the heat, any gardening is done first thing in the morning, sometimes even before breakfast, after that, I wilt!
My six for this week are as follows……
Zantedeschia aethiopica, and I think, Kiwi Blush, has flowered at last. I can’t remember when I planted it but to have a flower after a gap of at least 10 yrs, is cause for celebration!
It comes from New Zealnad and it certainly is blushing! I hope I don’t have to wait as long for more flowers.
My newest visitor the other day was a Magpie Moth. Apparently they are quite common in gardens and woodland but the book didn’t say anything about front door steps!
It’s Astilbe time in my shady areas, they are enjoying the moisture in this heat, in the bog garden.
I think Walt Disney, or one of his designers, must have had some Nectaroscordum in his garden for the seedheads to give him the inspiration for his fairy tale castles!
Thalictrum aquilegifolium growing at the back of the bog garden where it is a lot drier, is doing very well, growing a lot taller than me!
This Day Lily or Hemerocallis missed my post the other day as it was still in tight bud. This plant has increased nicely, a medium sized variety.
There we have my six for this week, I can see my six for next week already! Try and stay cool, I will be watching the finals at Wimbledon and staying cool that way, any gardening will have to be done very early before the sun gets too high in the sky. I see our host is running in the Lake District this weekend so it should be cooler for him, but do still pop over to Jon, The Propagator to see what is happening in gardens around the world.