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June is bustin' out all over despite the weather

Sunday, 24 Jun 12 Rainy 22°C / 72°F

Nipped out to take some photos and just wander around the garden which was full of delicious smells after the rain last night. I also emptied two buckets of rain water mostly on the shrubs under the spruce where it was completely dry. The Hydrangea Brussels Lace looks wonderful this year and is covered with bud clusters; so nice after it had no flowers last year probably because I cut it back. House garden even got rain right against the house wall last night. By then it was raining again and rained all the morning.

The afternoon had a couple of sunny breaks, lovely to soak up the sun and empty the rainwater buckets again. I also got rid of 3 sacks of leaves onto the compost heap. Clouds swirling around the sky and building up over the peaks but no thunder storms, thanks be. The garden is full of buds waiting to burst into flower, the roses in particular.

Photos: the Alpine Sea Holly must be one of the strangest and most spectacular plants in the garden. I always assume an ‘alpine’ is going to be low growing but this is at least a foot high; the Sea Holly with Salvia ‘May Nights’, Yarrow ‘Moonshine’ and Iris formerly ‘Best Bet’.
Cranesbill (why did I list all the other cranesbills as geraniums or rather why did I list this geranium as a cranesbill – or did the program change the name?)
Hartstongue fern;
Goat’s Beard grows wild around here, I love this airy flower which catches the light beautifully. There are great clumps of it in neighbouring gardens but, as with a number of flowering plants, I prefer them in a small clump like this which emphasizes the distinctive shape and texture of the flower heads. And talking about goat’s beards, I am off to see DD’s little flock of goats including Bella of which I am part-owner.

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Permanent Container garden

sweetpea container at the corner of Porch with its ugly tripod, I would like one of those smart wooden ones with a knob on top!

Day 2992

Rose 'Winnipeg Parks'

Rosa

looking mangy but covered with buds, like all the roses

Day 2998

Helianthemum "Wisley Primrose'

Helianthemum

Flowering

One flower, I don’t seem to find the right place for this plant which struggles on

Day 1898

Goat's Beard

Aruncus dioicus

Blooming
Day 1535

Hart's Tongue Fern

Phyllitis scolopendrium

the ferns are looking the rain

Day 1452

Cranesbill Cambridge

Geranium x cantabrigiense

Flowering

the Cranesbills in both Porch and Path are in full bloom

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Alpine Sea Holly

Eryngium alpinum

Comments

  • HollyBee

    HollyBee wrote:

    Nice plants … love the Alpine Sea Holly (of course) and the Goatsbeard.

    Posted on 25 Jun 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • Matriarchy

    Matriarchy wrote:

    That Sea Holly is a striking plant!

    Posted on 25 Jun 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    I love your sea holly. I tried growing it but it was soooo leggy. And the goatsbeard is lovely. I’m waiting for my dwarf to bloom but it is never to ‘standout’ as yours.

    Posted on 26 Jun 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • LouiseM

    LouiseM wrote:

    Love that photo of the cranesbill with water droplets, and am still drooling over your sea holly.

    Posted on 26 Jun 12 (about 2 years ago)

  • redloon

    redloon wrote:

    Your sea holly is a delight!!

    Posted on 04 Jul 12 (about 2 years ago)

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