I haven’t had any time in the garden this week, it’s been perfect growing weather too, wet and warm (ish!) so the weeds are growing nicely, we’ll just have to turn a blind eye to those, selective photography and all that!
I seem to have amassed quite a collection of astrantia, they’re all just coming into flower now. The flowers last for ages, especially as a cut flower, they seem to self seed everywhere too, especially the lighter ones!
This pretty pink one is peeping out from underneath a David Austin rose called Jude the Obscure.
I love this deeper pink one too that’s in my AA garden.
The ceanothus at the top of the drive is still looking amazing, it’s positively humming with bees. It’s not easy to photograph as it’s so big with little flowers, but here’s my best shot!
The scent from the ceanothus is now being joined by the scent from a large rose bush at the bottom of the drive. It’s called celsio I think, it’s a bit on the loose side as bushes go, as it’s like a wild rose, it’s flowers are easily bashed by the weather, but it’s scent is wonderful, it’s worth growing just for the perfume.
Over the winter a wooden obelisk I made several years ago finally gave up the ghost, it fell down several times and the feet were pretty rotten. I took it out but I haven’t had chance to make a new one yet. My clematis have found their own support, the bird table! Under all that foliage is a single metal stake! The geranium in front is just coming into flower too, I think it’s called Ann Folkard, the leaves are slightly lime green and the flowers are a wonderful magenta. It’s a pretty big geranium, I’ll need to tie it up off the path soon.
Hopefully this week I’ll have chance to get outside and tidy up the garden a bit!