The rotten weather has allowed me to continue with the decorating indoors, I am now the hallway (upstairs and down), it's all doors, doors and yet more doors. I feel as if eyes are turning square. Still, the end is in sight and I'll then be able to enjoy the garden a bit more.
Seeing that it's the middle of the month, it's time to post our Garden Blogger's Bloom Day posts. I didn't need much persuading to take a break and get outside with the camera. If you are in need of a pick up, please pop over to May Dream Gardens and rejoice with other bloggers as we share what's blooming in our gardens on the 15th of every month. Everyone is welcome.
For a change, I thought I'd start out in the front garden. The front garden which is the focus of my EOMV is coming along nicely. There are many plants on the cusp of blooming but sadly they haven't made this month's post.
|Geum Dingle Apricot, Potentilla (variety unknown), Erysimum Walbertons Fragrant Star, Geum Totally Tangerine and|
Iris pumila Cherry Garden
In the foreground, an inherited Rhododendron is just beginning to bloom. A couple of self sown aquilegia are now too big for their boots and their particular chosen spots for that matter. Sandwiched between them Brunnera macrophylla Jack Frost. The mid section is still a mass of foliage right at the minute. At the far end, Magnolia stellata is holding on to the last of it's blooms, Dicentra exima King of Hearts, Lamium orvala,
|Dicentra exima King of Hearts and Magnolia stellata|
|Corydalis flexuosa Blue Dragon|
|Polygonatum multiflorum, Bergenia Overture and friends|
|Corydalis flexuosa Pere David, Polemonium yezoense Purple Rain, Epimedium x youngianum niveum and Primula Wanda|
Primula japonica Miller's Crimson just coming into bloom
|Geranium pyrenaicum Bill Wallis|
|Phlox subulata Emerald Cushion|
In the Mini Woodland - I think perhaps I need to find a bit more of an interesting name for it but for now Mini Woodland will do. I have to get right down flat on my belly to get a decent shot of the Primula still flowering there.
Lastly, blooms on a plant that will feature in my next Bloom and Grow post but I couldn't wait that long to share them with you. Drum roll please.......Cornus x rutlan Ruth Ellen. Very fetching I think.