Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Zigs, Jun 1, 2017.
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Some of our hanging baskets Peonies
Things are just getting ready to bloom and the monsoon this afternoon should be of help Thalictrum aquilegifolia Cytisus battandieri Artichoke Sisyrinchum Erisymum Bowles mauve (perennial wallflower) Runner beans coming along OK
Nigella, Allium siculum and Jerusalem sage get everywhere in our garden Some of the Iris sibirica are still hanging on The Magnolia behind Rosemary will hang on for a few weeks yet. New buds are forming. Cephalaria gigantia just forming. It's a lovely pale lemon colour and should open at the end of the month There are tiny little flower buds on the Veronicastrum. One of my favourites and the bees love it. Cistus is coming along well
Astrantia Hardy geranium Thornless rose Variegated Cistus Stipa gigantea in front, Euphorbia mellifera back left, variegated Elderberry back right Delicate tops of the Stipa The elderberry
I definately watered that thinking it was JWK
Iris x hollandica
This opened up today, is this one please ?.
Hello Martin, without seeing the leaves/growth it's hard to be 100%, but I would be about 95% sure. Can you remember what you planted ? They grow from smallish brown bulbs. The new Iris x hollandica are smaller bulbs than the old Dutch Iris and much hardier. As long as you keep them dry during the Summer they are virtually guaranteed to form little clumps and to flower again next year.
These are just a mixture of shots taken in our bed by the footpath. Three years ago it had 3,000 Aquilegias but the all died from Aquilegia downy mildew (incurable at the moment). so we put other plants in there and let anything self seeded remain. There were Irises in flower last month and Allium siculum that have continued through to this month. Wild poppies are coming up all over the bed, lots of different grasses will start to look good from next month and there are loads of Crocosmia. Hardy geraniums are spread through the bed and are just starting to flower (a bit late but the bed faces North with a laurel hedge behind. Other odds and ends are in there too. lychnis In the new bed the Heucheras are coming into flower, all different types, and I particularly like these flowers These flowers are waiting to open Looking at this photo I notice the tall leafy plant on the right. I had better check it out. Could be a plant, or a weed come in with the ton of horse manure that's in the bed.
More Heucheras that are flowering in the new bed The giant Thalictrum is still climbing towards the sky but is likely to stop, and flower, at about 12ft high. It gets cut to the ground each year. Some nodding grasses have popped up amongst the other plants Phygelius (Cape Figwort) is just starting to flower and will be a mass of flower all through the summer and into Autumn Not a particularly powerful colour on the outside but very pretty on the inside
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