Posted: 01/07/2017 at 04:08
Fabulous gardens and plants. Guernsey Donkey - do you know the name of the willowy little pink Dianthus you have as your first photo a few posts back? A neighbour grew some from seed and gave me some but couldn't remember the name. They came up beautifully but the rain the last few days has battered them down - as per pic below.
Everything in my garden has been hammered with the rain the last few days - happens every year though. When the lovelies just start to bloom - we get a week of rain.
This is Hemerocallis 'Bumble Bee'. They just started to bloom and now they are like this below.
Rose 'Munstead Wood'. 3 of these, all blooming at the same time - now so many of the flowers have fallen apart and are just piles of petals on the soil. The flowers don't seem to last very long once they have expanded to full size. Gorgeous though!
Clematis 'Rebecca'. Same story, started blooming like mad, ruined in the rain.
Small clematis 'Pink Fantasy' - outdid itself this year with about 300 blooms continuing. It's only round a 5ft high obelisk so quite tight - now all have turned brown at the edges with the rain and looks a proper mess.
Dierama 'Dark Angel' - one stem only - squishy with the rain but hope will continue to flower.
Briza Media was lovely - two clumps with stalks bent down to the ground now. Hope some spring up again when the rain stops.