What a change in the weather!! Sadly, I have removed a lot of colour from the garden……..I mowed the lawn! Gone are the white daisies and wild garlic, the blue speedwell and forget-me-nots, the yellow dandelions and celandine but I have avoided the cowslips so there are a few untidy clumps left!! (There is also some grass and some moss still there.)
Here are my Six-on-Saturday.
The Berberis is a lovely rich colour and behind it is a tamarix tree. You may be able to see a slight redness on the branches; that gradually changes as the “flower” buds form until it becomes what is known in the family as “The Pink Feather Tree”.
The Dicentra Spectabilis is just in flower – I think it is very pretty with the “pointy” cane topper! Behind it are the early shoots of the Solomon’s Seal which lasts all summer.
This is a narcissus – first: amongst the forget-me-not and second: with the forget-me-nots cleared away! Can you see a very timid Primula denticulata which had been completely smothered. I hope it might get much larger and even flower now it can get to the air and daylight!
The cat likes to supervise the gardening! The larger purple Aubretia was in my Six recently, but there is a smaller, pink one on the left. Both planted at the same time but the purple one is clearly doing much better.
The plum blossom is abundant again this year. Last year it was beautiful but ALL the tiny plums fell off and the tree was covered all summer in a sticky layer – probably some black aphid type of insect – and wasps seemed to like feeding on them. (A couple of years ago, we had over 22lb of plums!) Hoping for better this year.
The autumn fruiting raspberries are shooting well again. They produce fruit from June until late September. I keep picking them and freezing them. There is plenty to use with the rhubarb for our crumbles!
I suppose I should apologize for my tulips : there aren’t many of them nor are they flowering….yet. They are a lovely soft pink – I will publish a photo when they do open. However, I can compete with #1 son-in-law in the bindweed contest – I bet I have more!!!
Well, another week goes by. This one was rather special because #12 grandchild arrived. A lovely, little girl. We are looking forward to seeing her for the first time today. Aren’t we lucky!