Aquilegias are all over the garden in shades of purples and burgundy. A cheery marking of early summer. This is Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata ‘Greenapples’ Her bonnet is much more considered. Significantly bigger, a warm apple tone to its white. Long elegant spurs out the back of the bonnet.
Sometimes the smallest things just do it. The tiny flowers of London pride are exquisitely marked. Flicks of pink dots adorn the tiny petals. The stems are a shade of pinky brown. Common as, but a beauty nonetheless.
Then there are the others. A riot of colours. A rainbow of blues and purples, pinks and red, juicy oranges.
There are Aquilegia, Thalictrum, Persicaria bistorta, Anthriscus Ravenswing, Cerinthe, Geum Mrs Bradshaw, she’s the red one and Eschscholzia the orange Californian poppy.
A dazzle of colour so perhaps you can see why I separated out the small but beautiful ones first. They’d be lost in that lot.
In the sunlight I feel I need my sunglasses on looking at this bunch.
Joining Cathy and bloggers from around the globe. Pick some of your home grown flowers, place in a vessel of any sort and tell us all about it. Share with us and link to Cathy using the link above. Simple fun.
Have a great week wherever you are, thanks for reading. D.
Hello June, goodbye May. The garden has exploded into a kaleidoscope of colour. Above is the first of my Six on Saturday. Eschscholzia. They are self sown from last year and have popped up in drifts. I couldn’t have created this show if I had tried.
The Propagator asks us to share six sights from our garden on a Saturday, a fun thing to do. Try and join us. His blog has any instructions you might need. My Six today are colour themed.
Of course it had to be Allium Purple Sensation. Old hat maybe but still a great colour.
The first rose to open is the strongly scented Gertrude Jekyll. If she wasn’t so thorny she would be perfect.
The pineapple scented Cytisus battandieri. I do not favour yellow in my garden but I enjoy this for its scent and silver foliage rather than its colour.
Less black more deep claret to be honest. One of my favourite shrubs, Sambucus niger.
Just look at those dark leaves.
Perennial poppies this one is perhaps Perrys white. Shining and clear. Here’s a thing, before the marigolds and Eschscholzia did their thing I was planning a white planting show. Hey ho, there’s always next year.
Wishing you all a great weekend. Enjoy this summer weather. D.