Posted: 21/07/2012 at 00:46
Chin up Inkadog!
Puddles only drying up in this garden and almost everything tall drooping or broken post rain.
But - the smaller things are beginning to perk up.
These Nonstop Mocca begonias never stop producing new blooms. I wonder if they'll tire themselves out all at once. I have them in pots and baskets.
Hebe 'Caledonia' - little 2ft one almost totally in bloom now. Loved the rain.
Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' (think it's a low-growing one or they called it a 'miniature') is now opening and growing up the pruned privet and ivy. On sunny days it looks a deeper pink - but during and after rain it's a kind of coral shade.
Jasmine is just starting to flower and perfume already lovely.
Funny stuff going on with some of the Sweet Peas. Totty little buds on average 15" stems and the buds are mostly just falling off - except this 'Cupani'. But surviving ones are mostly all long stems with just 2-3 flowers. Disappointment this year but first time I didn't start them off in the ground and I think I wasn't that smart getting them toughened up at the cold frame stage maybe.
The tiny flower heads of the long-stemmed 'Emilia Irish Poet'. I wasn't too successful growing them from seed and ended up with only a few. Not enough to make any impact without having a nice big clump of them. Startling colour all the same.
Bees are loving the Trifolium Ochroleucon (I've probably not the right spelling here - it's one I can never remember). I just call them big white clovers instead.
The totty little baskets with Viola. The yellow daisy type thing in the middle is in one of last year's wildflower tiny pots. It was coincidence that something yellow came up in the middle of these two baskets. It's a bit like Bill and Ben the Flowerpot men and Little Weed in the middle.