Posted: 22/07/2012 at 03:23
Now that the sun has come out, it's time to assess the rain damage and the delay in flowering that the lack of warmth has caused...
The first two photos show the position and pattern of the screening I've had to put up to try and prevent dog fouling. Yeah, it beats me too!
The Verbena Bonariensis is totally living up to the promises made by the nursery. However, there's been a distinct lack of insect life around it. I just love its open airiness yet distinct stature.
The Echinops Compositae Vietch's Blue are a bit behind and not really looking as good as they should and again, no insect interest in them yet...
The spring flowering alpines have made way for the summer ones though their not as pretty. Despite quite a brutal haircut, the hardy geraniums have bounced back bigger than ever, but no sign of a second flowering...
Plenty of colour along the front, although the pelargoniums are weeks behind with their flowering - there should be a riot of fire colours emanating from those window boxes.
The hanging baskets are very disappointing indeed. This one might look OK, but it's been devastated by winds and the riot of blossom it should be by now is absent. Hopefully, some warm weather will help in the next few days.