Posted: 14/06/2016 at 23:24
Oooh it's lovely to see other people's glorious blooms when here things are only mostly just budding - other than a few pelargoniums in tubs which are doing well.
I'm quite pleased with this little thing - parahebe 'Avalanche' which I chose to plant last year as I needed something for pretty awful soil and which wouldn't ever grow above a foot tall. It's like a mini hebe. It started to flower on the sunny days last week but is bending over now with constant rain. My knees wouldn't take kneeling any longer to photograph anything so low!
It has spread in a year but I'm assuming it won't really spread a great deal from where it is now. There are tree roots under this patch so it's always been difficult to get things to survive there.
I'm sorry if I posted this before - I really can't keep track these days - brain ageing. This ceanothus 'Concha' is, I think, 5 years old and the blooms are the puffiest I've seen so far with loads of bees enjoying it on the hot days.
Geranium oxonianum Wargrave Pink - has spread to a great mound this year. All dripping wet at the moment.
I've planted some of these Osteospermum 'Serenity Rose Magic' - or it may be just 'Rose Magic'. However, during the hot days in full sun the colour was very blanched and paler so I've put them in a slightly shaded patch now to get the darker more rusty colour.
The Heuchera 'Sweet Tea' is new this year and I must get more as I love the colour - need to create some space to put more with this one but difficult in a tiny garden.
This is the just budding Thalictrum 'Elin' - with tinfoil to stop the starling broods always landing on it and breaking the budded stems. Looks a bit daft - but as it's so tall the bacofoiil was the easiest thing to wrap around it to try. I broke a few stems myself falling over trying to reach up - the language was biblical! But it seems to have worked.