I have been waiting with baited breath to see what colour this poppy would reveal as it has buds covered in blackhairs whih do not give a clue. It is a brilliant scarlet as you can see.
Oh you will be so pleased with the SGC,Lesley K as I am. And the colour of P. beesiana is so much superior to its colour in the picture! No rain or hail as yet and Bristol often gets off lightly because of the shelter of the Mendip hills.
Oh the scents in the garden were wonderful today. Here are some pictures.
Not quite so warm today with 21 degrees forecast but also we have a yellow met office warning for heavy thunderstorms from l till 9pm It may miss us though so watering the pots and baskets will be on the cards this morning.
Up my garden today. I will be eating broad beans soon. The conference pears have set a good crop. My Primula beesiana has two tiers now.
I bought my pink lilac a long long time ago from Woolworths! It does have a beautiful scent. I can recommend today's edition of "The Instant Gardener" where they made a lovely wildlife pond in a day.
Gosh it is hot out there. I have come in for a glass of cold milk which is supposed to rehydrate you better than anything else! Probably your slugs will be coming out at night to escape the heat Liriodendron and sounds like you have luscious weeds they prefer to your veg!
Another gorgeous day and we are promised a week of it! Watering cans were out early in our lane this morning as we woke up to 17 degrees. There is a tiny breeze so that might help me keep my cool.
A few pictures from the garden today. My pink lilac in the woodland walk which is always a month behind the purple and the white ,is just starting to flower. It has the strongest scent of all. The new to me "Electric Blue" penstemon is showing is lovely colour. The new sisiryngium is very tall.
A good morning in the garden, then roasted a chicken for lunch and made Welsh cakes for visitors. It is now too hot for me to work anywhere but the shade. Still the fernery needs some brambles extracted!