You can see clearly in the summer border just how lush the garden is right now. Last week however it was all looking very puggled. It had been abnormally dry here recently. I don't recall ever having to water the garden so early in the year. Alliums, Astrantia and oriental poppies are blooming right now.
|The summer border 2016|
|Clematis The Vagabond, Crataegus laevigata rosea Flore Pleno, Lonicera x italica Harlequin|
Iris Baby Blue, Allium Purpe Sensation, Papaver Royal Wedding
Astrantia Ruby Star, Astrantia Buckland and Allium cyathophorum var. Farreri
|Laburnum x watererii Vossii|
Forming part of the deciduous hedge nearby the Viburnum buds pick out the colour of the Physocarpus leaves.
|Physocarpus opulifolus Burning Embers and Viburnum sargentii Onondaga|
Adjacent to and below some candelabra primula and globeflowers.
|Primula japonica Postford White and Trollius x cultorum Cheddar|
|Top border June 2016|
|Allium Purple Sensation, Geum Totally Tangerine, Papaver Patty's Plum|
Clematis Marjorie and Voluceau
Cirsium rivulare Atropurpureum
|Geum Flames of Passion also blooming just out of shot|
|P. japonica Apple Blossom and Millers Crimson|
I haven't checked today but I doubt this hardy geranium just coming into bloom will be looking quite proud n this rain today.
|Geranium himalayense Gravetye|
This particular Cordydalis will neither be up nor down. Those brilliant blue flowers really do stand out against all the greenery in the Enkianthus bed right now.
|Corydalis flexuosa Heavenly Blue|
In the bed with no name (my EOMV posts) the pictures really don't do justice to how this area looks to the naked eye. The clematis scrambles through the low trellis at the edge of this border.
|Clematis Scartho Gem, Camassia leichtlinii Alba and Polemonium Caeruleum|
|Astrantia Ruby Wedding, Trollius x cultorum New Moon and Primula japonica Millers Crimson|
|Astrantia Moulin Rouge, Lamium galeobdolon Hermann's Pride and Anemone Trulifolium|
Down to the side garden, bleeding hearts and Aquilegia amongst the foliage. Another spot in the garden that is now getting a bit too cramped.
At the other end Rhododendron Goldflimmer is just coming to it's peak.
Like the summer border at the top of this post, the front garden will come into it's own when the roses are in bloom. Most of them are a couple of weeks away yet but on the arch R. Teasing Georgia has opened her first bloom.
|R. Teasing Georgia and Erysimum Apricot Delight|
Last year I pulled up all the dutch Iris bulbs because they weren't quite the colour I had hoped they'd be. I must have missed these two. I'll leave them for now and pull them when they go over.
|Iris hollandica Bronze Beauty|
|Iris Indian Chief|
Can you see the Verbascum in the background? Standing tall and proud until they succumb to the weight of the rain the other night.
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