Rainy day magic

Having bent towards the beating sun in recent weeks, I can almost hear the plants breathing a sigh of relief as they soak up significant rainfall today. Several of our roses have flopped to the ground, their petals scattered all over the surrounding earth, but it’s nothing a little sunlight or staking won’t remedy.

I grew this Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) ‘Bloody Mary’ from seed, and it seems to be quite happy in its little pot.
Elsewhere in the garden, Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) ‘Alaska’ and Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) ‘Bloody Mary’ live next to one another.
Rosa ‘Hot Chocolate’ offering a reverent bow to the rain.
Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ leaning on its neighbour, Hosta ‘Guacamole’. What a colour combination.
I planted this Ranunculus ‘Striato Bianco’ from a bulb and it looks striking next to the old rose, Rosa ‘Mundi’.
Over in another pink patch…a soggy bee takes shelter from the rain on a Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Fizzy Rose Picotee’.
Writing this an hour later, they are still there.
When I was little I hated the strong scent of geranium leaves, but now I love it. (And their gorgeous shape, colours and markings).

Wishing you a relaxing weekend ahead.

Until next time,

☔ Katherine

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