These Monday’s seem to come around awfully fast these days, I’m sure that’s a sign of getting old!!
I love early June in the garden, the leaves are still a pretty fresh green, all the foliage is still luxuriant, the slugs haven’t had chance to nibble the hostas and the summer flowers are starting to bloom.
I’ve got a big clump of irises with gorgous silver edges in the lower garden, right in front of a stone bird bath. The soil there is very heavy clay but they seem really happy there, in fact they are so happy I think they are going to have to be divided soon!
The paeonies have all come into flower this week, I’ve got a few different ones as I do have a soft spot for paeonies, they have a very short flowering season, but it’s glorious! I’ve got a standard pink one, which I’ve not taken a photo of, but aren’t these two gorgeous, they are just as bright in real life!
Our roses are just starting to come into flower, most of our roses are from David Austins, I particularly like his English roses as they are strongly scented. We’ve got Generous Gardener climbing over the arbour, though I’m not very good at training roses, it didn’t help that when we replaced our arbour the new one was about a foot shorter. I’ve put some netting on the roof this year to tie it to.
Teasing Georgia is a lovely golden yellow rose which climbs (slightly more successfully) over the arch. We’ve got a purple clematis growing up the other side so it does look nice when they are both in flower.
I think the pink rose is Scepter’d Isle, either that or it’s Queen of Sweden! We planted three bushes close together to make one big bush. It looks lovely when it’s in full bloom.
The weather has been a bit miserable this week and I’ve been really busy so I haven’t had chance to get out in the garden and start attacking those weeds. I’ve got a week or so off work after tomorrow so hopefully I’ll have chance to get my hands dirty!