|This little dianthus was hidden in a corner, so I moved it early in the spring, to a nice sunny, well drained spot, close to the street....it seems to have adjusted well|
|Lots of texture, and shades of green, but not much by way of blooms! And those forget-me-nots have well and truly past their prime.|
|This self-seeded eryngium is starting to form it's flower. When in bloom, the whole thing will turn a ghostly silvery-grey.|
|Lots of white bachelor's buttons (Centaurea montana). I also now have a rogue patch of bright blue ones. They must have sprung up from seeds, are intensely blue and delightfully dwarfed.|
|Looking forward to the opening of the peonies.|
|My tree peony was so woe-begone, and outgrowing it's place.|
|Love my white clematis...I hope I can find the tag at some point to recall what the variety was.|
|Tree peony "after"....I gave it quite a haircut, and I think it looks the better for it.|
|This climbing hydrangea is a free gift from my neighbours, and is lush and beautiful, with it's lacey white flowers.|
|That looks better....tidied up and waiting for the next wave of flowers|
|Note the patches of bare earth.....see below for the solution!|
After I'd finished with the clean up, I was disturbed to see quite a number of open spots, so off I went to Plantworld to find "just a couple of things" to file the gaps. A trip to plant world almost never ends with "just a couple of things" and yesterday I returned with:
- a couple of dwarf delphiniums (Dasant Blue) to keep the one I already had company
- veronica "Sonja" and "First Love"
- threadleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb')
- Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
- daylily 'Joan Senior'
- Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge'
- a few annuals to fill in any last remaining spaces (Victoria salvias, and white sunshine impatiens)
Hopefully, these will create quite a contrast to the current dullness!
|Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge'|
|Delphinium 'Dasante Blue'|
|Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'|
|Hemerocallis 'Joan Senior'|
|Salvia nemorosa "Caradonna', along with a lovely nepeta|
|Veronica 'First Love'|