A good splash of colour around the garden now. I think May and June are favourite months as the lupins and delphiniums are really fantastic. (The delphiniums aren't in flower yet but it won't be long). The recent warm weather seems to have spurred growth. The clay soil is rock hard as we've had very little rain. However, I've been able to get most weeds under control. Here's an overview of what's in bloom...
|Above: A bee enjoys the lupin.|
Below: A new Lupin plant - grown from seed last year.
|I've forgotten what these two are.. maybe:|
Above: A type of
Below: A type of Azalea or compact rhododendrum shrub?
|Above and Below: Poached Egg Plant / Limnanthes Douglasii, (Hardy Annual) self seeds in a border with roses and other plants. I believe the rose below is 'Arthur Bell'.|
|Above: Rose (type I've forgotten).|
Below: Antirrhinum (Snapdragon) 'Intermediate Mixed', (Half Hardy Annual), coming into full swing after not dying down over Winter, pictured with Silverdust (Annual) still going as well.
|Above: Welsh Poppy are popping up in random places but seems to work.|
Below: No idea but the cats love the flowers on this shrub. They put their face right into the shrub and get high sniffing the flowers.
Happy Gardening over the long weekend!
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