Summer really is racing by… Hot, steamy days in the UK at the moment… It seems to have lasted for weeks. We had our first rain in what must be at least 14 days on Monday night.
Left border near the house:
Still soil showing, but some of that is a path through the plants so I can get in to weed, and get to the fence to train the clematis and Jasmine.
Right border by the house:
The monster Campanula… I think it plans to take over the world.
I am looking forward to this yarrow flowering at last.
Black elder in flower… This shrub still isn’t doing anything. I bought it knowing it would grow huge amounts in one season – as you expect from Elder. But no. I might give it one last chance to do something next year.
Some of the Californian Poppies are opening, and the larger Poppies are looking very much like they will flower soon.
Peas, Tomatoes and Carrots.
And the Front garden:
Some plants from down the side of the house:
The roses around the garden seem to be having an exceptional year – perhaps it’s because I’ve actually been trimming them as they should, who knows…
This yellow rose starts out this canary yellow…
And becomes pink flushed as the flower ages.
A pot which originally housed Passionflower, this Campanula self seeded itself here and the Passionflower was killed off by the harsh winter…
It looks quite pretty… Just needs tidying and the Passionflower removed.