Another month gone already, where are they going? We're in that early summer lull where spring flowers are over and we haven't quite reached the full explosion of summer colour. The hot, sunny weather of the last few weeks has really brought plants on and now we've had a big dose of rain, they are looking very lush and fabulous (so are the weeds sadly). In the containerised garden at home the plants are coping very well with being in the large troughs and pots, it's nearly two years since we left the last garden (I know, that time thing again!). So here are a few photos of what's looking good at the moment.
|The first time my Paeonia tenufolia has |
flowered since I got it six years ago
|An unknown Paeonia tree cross with lovely|
|Geranium phaeum 'Mourning Widow', a lovely dark form of G. phaeum|
which goes well with Astrantia 'Buckland' in my garden
Aquilegias, Geraniums and Astrantias are the back bone of borders at this time of year, in their many colours they form a great foil for more choice Alliums, Camassias and Nectaroscordon.
|Astrantia 'Claret', a quick growing robust Astrantia, ideal for the more exposed garden|
|Aquilegia 'William Guiness', one of my favourites, plant it with apricot Foxgloves and dark leaved Actaeas |
such as A. 'Brunette'
|Hairy buds of Meconopsis just|
waiting to burst
|Primula alpicola, a delicate species in yellow or|
purple with a delicious scent
|Ranunculus aconitifolius 'Flore Pleno', this is a great plant for dividing up contrasting colours, it looks like a |
big Gypsohelia once bulked up, I love it
|Another lovely combination, Veronica gentionoides. |
Euphorbia polychroma and Aquilegias
|Dactylorhiza hybrida, Astrantia 'Claret' and Hosta|
|Brimeura amethystiana in an alpine trough|
|Geraniums and Ranunculus|
|Astrantia 'Buckland' and Geranium phaeum 'Morning Widow'|
|Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' and Actaea 'Brunette'|
make a great team
|Aquilegias and Camssias|
|Camassia leichtlinii 'Plena'|
|Adiantum aleuticum 'Imbricatum' and Heuchera |
self sown seedling,
|Nectaroscordum siculum, Thalictrum and ferns|
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