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


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