The 15th of the month means that is is GBBD hosted by Carol of May Dreams Garden, if you haven’t allready – do visit her blog to see the delights that Carol has blooming for June. Also via the comments you can check out other garden bloggers from around the world.
The regular readers of my blog will know that I do not have peony flowers to post to-day. For those of you that are interested to know the story of why I don’t have peonys click here
If there is one word for my garden this month it is poppies. I scattered the seeds last year in a newly created, but empty flowerbed – and this year they have self seeded and flowered again, in a wide variety of colours and forms.
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The other plants that are very prolific throughout the garden are hardy geraniums. These are great for filling in all the spaces that I have not got shrubs or perennials for … yet.
Among the geraniums – nasturtiums have self seeded.
There is also a lot of yellow in the garden, from Welsh poppies, St Johns Wort (Hypericum), and Senecio, but I haven’t photographed them – because yellow is not one of my favorite colours – and I was short of time!
These Nemophila Penny Black are an annual that I grew from seed this year and I am very pleased with them as an edging at the front of a flower bed.
The rose below was in the garden when we moved in – it is underneath the leaf canopy of a willow tree – I really don’t know how it survives – and the scent is divine
Also today – I was delighted to pick my first bunch of sweet peas from the garden – so my moment of madness has started to pay dividends, what joy.