Due to my knee injury I have to confess to having barely ventured outside for the past week at all. I’ve been going to work and that’s about it – our garden is tiered and includes slopes and steps; with a knee injury this is not a good combination. So these photos are over a week old (but I do have a new batch from yesterday too.)
On with the show!
There aren’t many reds this year as I never got round to sowing wild poppy seeds; but thankfully some did manage to self-seed. Also, the lovely red dianthus has survived and providing pretty blooms, and of course perfume.
Sweet rocket, Elder, Geum and Delphinium. Delphinium is also a first for me. ‘Gentian Blue’ is now open and I need to get good photos of it; it’s quite difficult as the blue doesn’t seem to capture well on the camera. I also have some white and pink ones yet to bloom (this one with be a pink)
Astilbe in the front garden, the first I moved in Autumn to a shady spot and it’s 100x happier to previous years. I bought it early on when I moved here 4 years ago… I thought I’d planted it in a shady spot but over the years I discovered that during the summer it becomes very dry in this position. I have two more in the back garden that I plan to move here too so I have a nice patch of various Astilbes.
Finally, I’ll end with Dutch late Honeysuckle in its first year blooming – smells amazing! Some more Astrantia, and a bloom from Tess of the D’Urbervilles; these blooms are huge and smell wonderful. It’s a softer scent to that of ‘Harlow Carr’ and its colour is also difficult to catch – it is in fact more purple in hue.