After The Rain

Lily of the Valley 002 Wm

 

Lily of the Valley, now open

 

Yesterday we had rain. All day. And then last night, as the wind howled around the valley, the rain became torrential. I feared the worst. But, if anything, the garden has prospered. Growth has seemingly exploded overnight and later I will be running around with plant supports, somewhat belatedly I know.

 
 

Crab Apple 2 Wm

 

Crab Apple

 
 

Cornus canadensis Wm

 

Cornus canadensis

 
 

Geum Totally Tangerine Wm

 

Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’

I love Geums. They flower on and off all summer and provide a froth of colour in the borders. I make no apology for two more:

 
 

Geum Flames of Passion Wm

 

Geum ‘Flames of Passion’

 
 

Geum Lemon Drops Wm

 

Geum ‘Lemon Drops’

I thought I had lost this one. It’s one of the pheasant’s favourite places for a dust bath!

 
 

Magnolia Leonard Messel Wm

 

Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’

My one and only bloom on this newly planted shrub.

 
 

 Rhododendron Luteum Wm

 

 Rhododendron luteum

 
 

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album' Wm

 

 Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Album’

 
 

 Bluebells Wm

 

 Bluebells on the riverbank

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 Linking up with Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens.