There haven’t been many chances this week to get any photos of the garden… Thursday actually turned out nicer than expected and was, for the most part hot and sunny. Then just as I popped out after work to take photos and dead-head the roses it suddenly began to rain, big fat drops which quickly became a heavy downpour.
Although, it was nice and cooling. Obviously I ended up coming back indoors. It didn’t last long but the rest of the evening was dull and grey.
These photos are actually a week old (I’m behind, again) but it’s still a relatively realistic view of what’s happening.
This is my first year with Delphiniums and I am loving this ‘Gentian Blue’. The camera has difficulty catching how brilliant the blue is in real life. Until recently they’d survived the slugs but the past couple of days I’ve had to pick them off as they’re eating the blooms :(
Geranium Anne Folkard had perhaps the most blooms she’s ever managed here! Although, 10 isn’t much to shout about ;). The small Lupins I planted this year have surprised me with blooms already, and even better is that the picture showed they would be red; pink is much better!
So far the irises I added last year have been a bit of a mix, or rather a surprise… what do I mean by this? Well, two have turned out to be different to expected and the one I was most doubtful about turned out to be actually very nice!
Iris Sibirica Perry’s Blue was as advertised – a lightish blue
Iris Sibirica Caesar’s brother was meant to be a deep purple with some pattern on its throad
Iris Ensata Ocean Mist was meant to be a light blue with large white throat and a little yellow… Instead it looks like this!