Every time I go out in the garden there seems to be something new appearing, the mixture of sunshine and rain has brought lots of growth.
The first iris flower has opened. I’ve quite a few irises, both the bearded ones that grow from corms ( and the dutch ones which grow from bulbs. This one is right next to the conservatory window. You can see some of the big iris leaves on the photo below.In the background is a camelia and a large clump of camassia.
In the forefront the spiky heads are from pasque flowers. They have gorgeous bright flowers but I also really like their seed heads, these stay for quite a few weeks, depending on the weather. You can just see an allium coming into flower, a couple of aquilegia and the brunnera Jack Frost is still flowering.
Up in the Amber & amethyst garden the perennial cornflower is starting to flower. It can be a bit of a thug in borders, but I try and keep it in check with a bit of pruning once it has flowered. The geum is just starting to flower and the bright pink you can just see further back is a tulip! The peony in the middle has beautiful bronze leaves. The rose on the obelisk is covering nicely.
Over by the pond the brunnera at the front is a mass of flowers. The iris and hostas are starting to push their spikes up. The foliage from the snowdrops is starting to look a bit past it but it will soon be covered by the geranium leaves.
Hopefully over the week-end I’ll manage a bit of time in the garden – weather permitting of course!!