Ok, so I may or may not have missed the bloom day… I think that might just well be the first time in years I haven’t posted for it. But life happens, my brother has been taking a lot of my time up, plus painting and escaping the house to get away from the football and away from Pete getting a little too stressed by it all has meant I haven’t had the time to sort my photos out and post them.
It’s almost the same as my last Friday flowers post anyway, just a little further along.
I’ve finally managed to move and plant up the Aster border, and I’ve had to keep on top of watering as they were not happy to have been moved, at all. Photos will follow in the coming days/weeks.
Finally, my Clematis ‘Summer Snow’ is going to bloom for the first time… I’ve only waited two years for it – in the grand scheme of things, that’s not too long – although I’d prefer it if there were more blooms and it was indeed ‘summer snow’. But as I’m yet to see its blooms I’m just pleased I have any at all and I guess I’ll find out whether I’ll try taking it with me.
Another first comes in the form of this lovely red Damsel Fly. I have never had a Damsel before and only occasionally have Dragon flies.
As for this Bee? Well it had been caught in the rain and was busy wiping the water off its ‘hair’ before flying off again.
Are you bored of Geum photos yet? I hope not! If so, not to worry as the blooms are beginning to finish. For now, that is. As I’ve been cutting them as they fade so I should get a second flush later in the year.
Lovely Sanguisorba is blooming, and I wish I had moved it when I had the chance. So for now it’ll stay where it is.
Ah, Fox and Cubs. Isn’t it lovely? Unfortunately I planted it near the Geum, so it’s totally over shadowed. Next time, I need to make sure I plant it where it can shine on its own.
The first blooms on Salvia ‘hot lips’ came out all red like the bottom right photo, thankfully they are now red and white, although the red is also nice. I’m also pleased to see Astrantia Major ‘roma’ is doing well this year. Last year was quite a poor show, and I don’t think I was able to bring any indoors. So far I’ve had a few vases already and hope it too will provide a second flush later in the year.
Ok, so I realise so far I’ve had a Bee, Hoverfly and a Damselfly; well now we’re going to have some fledgling Blue tits and a poor rough adult. No doubt the parent will now be hiding away, laying relatively low while it moults out of this damaged plumage as these photos were taken around 10 days ago and the youngsters will most likely be independent – in fact I can confirm this, as only today I took some snaps of one visiting the feeders and getting seeds for itself.
And after the brief birdy interlude, back to the regular viewing.
Garden Gnome Poppies are just too pretty. I can’t stop myself.
Another plant doing very well this year is the Quaking grass, well at least one of them is, the other doesn’t seem to have done much at all since early in the year. I’m not even sure if it’s still alive.
For now we’ll finish with the pure blooms of this shrub rose, name unknown and I suspect it’s a self-seeder from my neighbour. I think it was brought here by birds as his rose is in the back and this rose is in my front. It’s a shame they have no perfume, at all.