Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – June 2015
Where has the year gone??
I’m worried it’ll all be over before I ever really appreciated it has begun. I think the cool weather has thrown me a little and it feels like early May rather than June.
The garden is in full swing now with many of the roses in bloom, including some that I haven’t really seen before. Now, how could that be? Well I floored the wild shrub roses last autumn and knew there were a few hybrid tea roses hidden in there, which leads me to believe these shrub roses have been seeded by birds. I’ve only ever noticed a brilliant, scarlet red rose hiding before, but in fact there’s the scarlet red, a pinky red and a white one in there! Sadly no photos, because I was too slow and it’s rained pretty much constantly all weekend, so they will have to wait for another day (perhaps a vase on Monday post).
Instead I’ll use this post just to feature a few plants as I only recently showed wider shots of most of the garden. So instead I’ve some pretty macro shots of Aquilegias and Anemones I haven’t yet got round to showing.
A mystery plant I’ve had for a few years has finally shown its true face.
It all began 3-5 years ago, I noticed some grass-like small seedling/plants in the Aster border. The snails quickly chewed on them and I thought little else of it. Assuming they may be Gladioli as they were planted nearby. Either that or Dierama.
So each year I noticed they popped up again, and each year little happened. I remember posting photos of them when they originally appeared a few years ago.
Then fast forward to May, just before I went away in the middle of the month I noticed a flower stem and had a very nice surprise. I figured they’d bloom when I was away, such is my luck. Thankfully I was wrong, and they held on and began blooming over the past week or two.
The mother plants were removed a couple of years ago and are currently living at my parent’s house. So these must’ve seeded themselves a couple of metres away as I’ve never planted any in this particular space.
Yup kiddos, looks like I have some more Irises, Caesar’s brother to be precise! I’m really pleased with the discovery as I have missed them for the past couple of years.
After trimming back the Russian Dwarf Almond a little, it meant I have easier access to Clematis Marjorie… Only just though.
I’m loving the lime green of the fresh growth of Alchemilla next to the purple chives and small Alliums.
I haven’t yet really featured the Alliums, and to be honest these photos are a little old and many have now finished blooming… But I’m cheating and featuring them regardless.
Of course, I have to have at least one feature of these beauties.