June is here and the garden has come to life. This must be one of the easiest GBBD to write with just so many blooms to choose from. But first a few high level photos of the garden taken from our conservatory which is upstairs in our house.Looking down the garden Rosa Rambling Rector has taken over the apple tree which was damaged earlier this year in a storm and beyond more roses given the whole garden a perfumed scent. Towards the garden wall Rosa Blush Noisette on the pergola in the corner.Across the large pond a multitude of blooms of delphiniums, geraniums etc.And looking back towards the pleached lime hedge the underplanting of Rosa Alfred de Dalmas and Lavandula augustifolia ‘Hidcote’ is all coming together.
Looking at some of the blooms in more detail
Rosa Irene Watts is putting on a great display with Carpenteria californica in the background just coming into flower.
Rosa Joseph’s Coat produces these interesting multi coloured blooms.Clematis Rhapsody always puts on a good display.Recently I talked about the wall across the lawn. It has now been transformed with a hardy pink Diascia noname that is flowering along the wall.
Rosa Anne Boleyn is one of may favorite David Austin roses. Is not too tall and has a fantastic scent.Potentilla atrosanguinea var. argyrophylla Scarlet Starlit providing bright red stars in the border.
Delphinium Black Knight survived the recent winds!Near the Delphinium Black Knight a Rosa Iceberg in flower.Knautia macedonica probably a self set but the colour combination works well.Hosta Sun & Substance together with Clematis Boulevard Angelique in a lead planter. This planter is on automatic watering. Last year the drain holes blocked and the planter was flooded for some time. Everything was removed and new drain holes made. The original clematis died but the hosta has come back and shows great promise with the new clematis.Rosa Bonica as a standard rose, newly planted last year.
Rosa Alfred de Dalmas under planting of the pleached lime hedge.
Iris laevigata Snowdrift and Iris laevigata in the large pond.Clematis Madame Julia Correvon another reliable clematis.The large pink flowered plant is Geranium palmatum which has a habit of self seeding everywhere but how can you fault it when it looks like this.The first dahlia in flower this year, Dahlia David Howard.Salvia nemorosa Ostfriesland (East Friesland)Rosa Felicite Perpetue along the bottom of the garden.Sambucus nigra Lace LadyLysimachia atropurpurea Beaujolais. The problem with plant nurseries is that you always see something that you have not got but feel you have a place for it. This was one such purchase last week!
Geranium Patricia a great mid border plant.
Rosa Ghislaine de Feligonde in full bloom.The largest Crambe Cordifolia we have ever grown.
Clematis Chelsea and newly planted Rosa Pink Gruss an Aachen.
Viola cornuta horned pansy.
Clematis noname…………..I must look through all my files!The magic of some clematis does not die when the flowers are over. Gold seed heads remain.More Allium ChristophiiTradescantia Innocence, what more is there to like!
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