Posted: 24/07/2015 at 12:40
Rose 'National Trust' - all buds saturated in the rain so none opened 'clean' and most fell off before opening. But - the perfume reminds me of my childhood memories of how roses 'used to smell'. It's beautiful. Does anyone know if it is a repeat bloomer? I've had to snip all the buds/flowers off as they were so badly damaged. It would be wonderful to have more flowers by the end of the season.
I bought a cheap batch of these mini-petunias - 'Sunset' and have them dotted about with other things. (Rain has bedraggled them in the bottom pic though - they are lovely when they're not wet).
My camera cannot capture the beautiful colour of this little pelargonium in a pot. The label just says Pelargonium Burgundy (P) - which I presume is protected and cuttings dare not be taken. It is darker than the photograph and stunning in evening light.
Have been really taken with the tiny flowers on Thalictrum Ellen. Had to stake them as well though.
Nepeta Govaniana - the bees are mad for it.
This is rosa 'Grace' which is in her second year and been a stalwart in this weather. Sadly the bud groups are always too heavy for the spindly-ish stems. She's trussed up for the wind and rain.
Weather has been such a let-down that the plants I expected to be a bit 'showy' or the big ones dependent on long periods of sunshine have suffered and it doesn't look as if there is going to be any prolonged sunshine, or a whole day of sunshine, according to the Met forecasts in this part of Scotland.