We have had so much sun and wind in the last few weeks that I have have to water the garden, patio and conservatory almost daily so it is nice to finally have some rain so I can get some other work done.
There are signs of mildew on the new variegated honeysuckle, perennial cornflower, meadowsweet, some aquilegias and some pulmonarias. The slug and snail problems are mainly on the red astrantia (although in many books they say astrantias are slug proof! - the white astrantia are fine however), the Jack frost brunnera at the back but not the ones at the front of the border, and the salvia Amistad and the baby's breath. Most of the other plants are left alone or just slightly nibbled.
I now have to cut back all the irises in the garden as they are all over. None of the pond irises have flowered yet. I am still waiting for the dark leaved geranium to flower - it has taken 2 years to grow just a couple of inches wide so I am guessing it will take ages to spread.
Here is a selection of piccies taken over May and June.
|white iris unknown|
|right side of pond|
|right side of pond different angle|
|Heuchera, hebe and spirea|
|Veronica filiformis on log|
|part of the garden in May 2022|
|Enkianthus campanulatus flowers|
|Geranium pink/lilac unknown|
|Geranium wargrave pink|
|Geranium cantabrigiense biokvo|
|Geranium double lilac unknown|
|Geranium himalayense blue|
|Iris Jane Philips|
|Foxgloves in the stumpery|
|Campanula garganica Blue diamond|
|Clematis warszawski Nike|
|Astilbe Fanal red in the stumpery|
|Astrantia major white|
|Zephirin Drouhin rose|
|Generous gardener rose|
|Munstead wood rose|
|Mouse ornament in trough|