Smoke in the air this morning and a slight haze starting yesterday making the sunlight pinkish rather than golden in the early morning and evening. The mountains are a little hazed out. Like yesterday the wind is gusting from the NNW, hard on plants. The forecast for the next week is for the low 30sC and not a drop of precipitation. I guess no thunderstorms and lightening is good (less risk of forest fires) but that is a small consolation.
Deadheaded and cut back May Nights Salvia, the bees so love the Salvias; the blue Tradescantias also – Osprey and Sweet Kate are still blooming.
Cut the dead blossoms off the Everlasting Sweetpea and tied overhanging stems closer to the arch. It seems to climb quite happily although people mainly leave it to sprawl.
The Monte Negro lilies and the Cappuccinos have offshoot bulbs flowering this year. It will be exciting to have a great mass of both of them.
Crocosmia 'Lucifer' Blooming
Tiger Lily Citronella Blooming
they seem to be going over fast
No-name Rudbeckia Blooming
the rudbeckia is just starting to bloom
Yarrow 'Moonlight' Blooming
blooming still, this is a great flower
Asiatic lily Monte Negro Blooming
Hemerocallis 'Rajah' Blooming