Many things happened over the last few months, but that might be the subject of another blogpost. We’ll see.
Today, finally, a bit of sun in this dreary island (I mean, what a weather. In France (Lyon), not only did I not wear fleece jackets, I didn’t even own one. Here have the joy of owning several of these oh-so-elegant garments and of wearing one – in June.).
I am very happy with my garden. I know it’s small and all that, but it’s colourful. Actually, I am proud.
The shady bed near the house, without and with sun. I need to do something about the Osakazuki maple, its leaves are not the right colour (what happened to the chlorophyll?).
My first Allium Schubertii flower, not fully opened yet. Worth the wait. 🙂
Hosta June, still my favourite. (I also have Fire and Ice, Canadian Blue, Touch of class, Clifford’s Stingray. I have dumped White Feathers which was a weak thing, not even able to withstand watering).
The Choisiya was good this year.
Lupins, finally ! For some reason, I have struggled with lupins over my few years of gardening. This year, it’s worked. Happy!
Irises, hihihihi, including my first bearded iris ever. Isn’t it good to be a beginner? First time wonder in every corner !
Creeping phlox on rusty bike.
Cutting the diseased Aucuba Japonica back freed a bit of space for a little border where I planted my little lavender, a new Verbena Bonariensis, an Anemone Sylvestris, a Dianthus and a few Mimulus to fill the holes whilst the other are still small. Also, one leftover Mimulus in a pot.
In the sunny borders, I can admire the paeonies. So, they weren’t what it said on the box (Sarah Bernhardt), and I don’t know what variety these flowers belong to, but in the end, I am glad they are what they are. They look Chinese, delicate and elegant.
The sunny bed (on a cloudy day) and a close up on the Geum Totally Tangerine.
I can’t wait to see this Eryngium Neptune’s Gold flower !
What will this Sedum snake-like flowers look like ? (And Sedum spathulifolium purpureum in flower).
At the back of the sunny border, in a corner : Silene Druett’s variegated, in flower, Liatris Spicata (one of those plants I tried to get rid of in vain), Lewisia I-don’t-remember-what, some seld-seeded thyme, a Gerbera offered by a pupil and therefore called Hana’s mum’s Gerbera, an Anemone de Caen (I have no idea how it ended up there), Sedum Lime Zinger, a Pulsatilla Vulgaris, a potted lemon scented thyme… Life could – can – be a lot worse. 🙂