As we move further towards summer, and with so many days of sunshine and warmth, the choice for six favourites is increasingly difficult! In addition, today we celebrated my mom’s birthday – just got in and selected these lovely flowers to mark the day:
An absolute favourite of mine, each year I’m impatient with anticipation – the fabulous allium ‘Purple Sensation’
Next, this gorgeous rose – I’ve selected it previously as it was the first rose to flower this year – but this week it really is shining (speaks for itself really)
Persicaria bistorta ‘Superbum’ Super plant, but as previously blogged, needs to be kept under control. We’ve got it encircling our pond, this year it’s even in the pond, so will have to check its growth:
There’s a whole story (to come) about these two varieties of ranunculus, which I grew from corms in late January – the first is supposed to be pale pink and the second is ‘Picotee’ – really gorgeous!
This wisteria, which I think is ‘Amethyst Falls’ is really struggling and as it’s on the root line of a silver birch we lost two years ago I am concerned it’s going the same sad way as a lovely yellow rose and a viburnum ‘Eve Price’, both of which were nearby and have died. Not sure what to do to save it – any ideas?
Finally, this effusion of cow parsley is obviously not growing in our garden, but I’m including it as I find its billowing habit joyful each spring – I’ve even found a wallpaper featuring this vigorous plant and we’ve decorated a room with it, so I can savour it all year round!