English Rose ‘Evelyn’
After clearing the main terraced garden last year, it is now in its first proper season of new growth. There is still a long way to go, but I’m beginning to see a hint of what may yet emerge.
With fluctuating temperatures, and some days feeling more like autumn than early summer, everything started out late. But, finally, it is beginning to fill out.
Allium ‘Purple Sensation’, Astrantia ‘Roma’, Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’, Erysimum ‘Constant Cheer’
I’ve probably said it before, but those wretched mice had most of the 20 or so alliums I’d planted out. So I had to include my only two survivors. I’ll stop complaining now.
Azalea (inherited, unknown variety), Centauria, Papaver ‘Checkers’, Arrhenatherum bulbosum variegatum
The bees have been going crazy over the Centauria and the Azalea.
Good to see.
Peony (inherited, variety unknown)
Papaver ‘Patty’s Plum’
Philadelphus (inherited, variety unknown)
The formal area of the garden is bordered by a magnificent Philadelphus. I wish you could smell it!
Saxifraga ‘Southside Seedling’
And, not to be outdone, the diminutive alpines are flowering too.
Moving up to the bank behind the house and the woodland edge:
Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’
Polygonatum, Solomon’s Seal
Epimedium x versicolour ‘Sulphureum’
It seems odd to me to talk of rose blooms and epimediums in almost the same breath.
This one has an excuse.. Ptolemy ate the first lot of flowers for lunch. Bless him.
Epimedium ‘Amber Queen’
This one is just late.
A strange month indeed.
Linking to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens.