Monday, June 2, 2014

Springing into Summer

It's that time of year where, if one isn't careful, the garden goes from cottage garden prettiness to exuberant overgrown chaos almost overnight.

Old, unknown variety, Iris Siberica nestles in with Clematis Montana Broughton Star,

Rosa Charles De Mills hangs over from the back of the bed, wafting its delightful scent into the path.

Red Valarium grows amongst self seeded aquilegia and through the blue potato vine (solanum crispum)

and Oriental poppy Patty's Plum has opened in all her glory.

The Cornus Sousa is spectacular this year (even if it is about 6 feet above my head!)

and the frogs are often found having a group sun bathe on the rocks around the pond.

This robin has been following me around as I weed

and the Generous Gardener Rose has almost covered the arch by the back door.

I really love this time of year in the garden, even if though the flipping slugs do keep eating my plants!


Celia Hart said...

I love the 'flowering' cornuses - that one is lovely! I'm trying to work out where I could put one in our garden - to my surprise I have a weakness for large flowering shrubs which need space!

Mystic Quilter said...

Well - which pic doI love the most! The Generous Gardener - would that be a David Austin rose?
The robin - do I miss seeing these little birds, we don't have them here in New Zealand. Your garden is a delight.

Jo said...

Those lazy frogs aren't doing their job in keeping the slugs at bay, they're obviously enjoying sun bathing a little too much. Patty's Plum is a beauty, and I love the Generous Gardener.

Janneke said...

Lovely pictures of your lush garden. And oh I know, it grows and grows and sometimes I feel like it overgrows me, but I like the wildness of it. Such fun all these frogs together, where are they talking about.
Here I have so many slugs too, they eat all my dahlias, despite I am going around the garden with a bucket in the morning. I think I have collected hundreds.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I love the look of that Rosa Charles De Mills, such a deep rich colour. x

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Your garden is looking beautiful :)

Toffeeapple said...

Gardens are so generous with their beauty at this time of year.