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.
I love these Allium ‘Hair’…each one has a distinct character of its own.
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,
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