Friday, June 22, 2018

06 Jun

At last the rain has come

After weeks and weeks of dry weather the rain has come and doesn’t my garden look so much better for it especially as we’ve been away for a few days so the garden hadn’t been watered.

Whilst we were away my glowing embers have burst into flower.  I see from the gardeing direct website that these begonias are a pick of the week and are on offer at the moment. I love the contrast between the orange flower and the dark leaves.  My nemesia berries and cream are also now in flower giving a lovely fragrant scent.

The Curly Red Leucothoe is also thriving well in its pot. Come the Autumn / Winter I’m going to plant into the garden to replace some of the summer bedding plants where it will provide added colour and interest in the autumn and months beyond. I selected this plant after reading about it in the BBC Gardens World magazine as it making an ideal plant for a shady border.

We’ve had a couple of days away in the Lake District and we came across lots of wild rhododendrons in flower. I’m now thinking of getting something on a slightly smaller scale for the garden at home. Looking at the Gardening Direct website I see they have a beautiful Little Heath Pieris which is related to rhododendrons which I think will make a perfect shrub to add to my garden.


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