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Lovely in the garden

Monday, 11 Jun 12 Sunny 25°C / 77°F

It was a beautiful day and working in the shade redoing the border of East was perfect. The summer rush to flower and seed is gathering pace. The Aquilegias, Geraniums and Siberian Irises are just beginning and hold pride of place at the moment.

Rose beetles on R.Graham Thomas, I got most of them but a few dropped off before I could catch them. R. Winnipeg Parks is as usual attached by every thing that attacks roses, I think that is mainly because she is succumbing to the stress of age and her position. I feel dreadfully reluctant to dig her up and plant a replacement but… in the Fall maybe… The two new roses are bursting with vigor – lovely.


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Day 3085

Iris sibirica

Iris sibirica

Day 3238

Iris sibirica 'Ruffled Velvet'

Iris sibirica

Day 2719

Siberian Iris

Iris sibirica

Day 2719

Geranium 'Birch's Double'

Geranium himalayense


just beginning

Day 2354

Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'



not many flowers

Day 2719

Aquilegia 'Woodside Strain'

Aquilegia vulgaris

Day 1989

Lithodora 'Heavenly Blue'

Lithodora diffusa


this seems to have acclimatized and is doing well


  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    An exquisitely beautiful aquilegia!…..and the most interesting geranium (’johnson’s blue’) I have ever seen!

    Posted on 12 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • LouiseM

    LouiseM wrote:

    Lovely blues and purples!

    Posted on 14 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Matriarchy

    Matriarchy wrote:

    You have some wonderful columbines!

    Posted on 16 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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