Just four week since the April Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and what a difference. Spring has gone and we are now into summer although the weather has yet to fully realise that!The first wave of aliums are looking splendid throughout the garden.These have been in for many years and over time have multiplied to the extent we are having to reduce them despite their displays at this time of year.These are actually killing off the Euphorbia griffithii Dixter!nevertheless the alium flower is a thing of beauty.And whats left of the Euphorbia griffithii Dixter is too.
This is Rosa Madame Gregoire Staechlin and is normally the first rose to flower in our garden but not this year as Rosa Old Blush China started flowering on April 8th!
Another rose in flower is Rosa Madame Alfred Carriere.
Rosa Madame Alfred Carriere is on the end wall beneath our conservatory from where we can also see a fantastic display of wisteria.Wisteria seems to have been very successful all around the area we live in which must have been helped by the lack of hard frosts this year.The scent from these flowers permeates into the house and is a delight. Below the wisteria a Choisya ternata which is in also in flower.Actually this plant has been moving itself. Originally it was planted under the steps leading up to the conservatory. It obviously decided it needed more light and over time has moved!We have a number of hardy osteospermums in the garden. These have come through the winter well and are already putting on a good display.However, we always have a backup by taking cutting and bringing them on in the greenhouse. Cerinthe major Purpurascens is not really hardy for us although sometimes they self seed and come through the winter as this one has.but there are also replacements in the greenhouse should they not self seed.Clematis have started flowering. This is Clematis Daniel Deronda,and this is Clematis Guernsey Cream.One of the first geraniums to flower is Geranium himalayense with a Potentilla Abbotswood in the background.
Potentilla Abbotswood and Potentilla notknown.
The pond Iris sibirica looking great in front of the yellow Philadelphus coronarius Aureus.
Another early geranium is Geranium renardii. This is quite an unusual geranium with interesting foliage as well as attractive flowers.Deutzia x rosea Carminea a relatively new addition to the garden.Global warming means this Euphorbia Mellifera is able to grow and do well now in our garden.One of the climbing roses Rosa Shot Silk has started to flower.This is a beautiful rose but does not repeat well.
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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is hosted on the 15th of each month by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Visit her blog to see what is blooming in gardens around the world.
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