Blowy and blooming

It wasn’t the best of starts to June as on Monday night and right through Tuesday it was very windy for much of the time.  Thankfully when I looked round yesterday all was okay. I was especially relieved that the rose Pretty Lady hadn’t suffered as it’s now in full bloom.

The rose 'Pretty lady in full bloom

The dogwood (cornus alba …?…) is also in full flower and buzzing with bees.

Bee on a dogwood flower

The beans, dwarf French and runner, and sweet corn that I sowed at the beginning of last week are starting to appear.   And weeding through the pot marigolds I can see lots of buds nestling in the leaves.

More love-in-a-mist-flowers are appearing including white ones, and some of the potatoes are flowering.

White love-in-a-mist   Potato flowers

There are at least a dozen flower buds on the oriental poppy which, given a bit of warm sunshine, should start flowering in the next few days.

Oriental poppy about to flower

Next week I hope to harden off then plant out the cucumbers and tomatoes, providing the weather is okay and night time temperatures stay in double figures centigrade.

Happy gardening, and have a good weekend!

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22 Responses to Blowy and blooming

  1. nikkipolani says:

    Oh! How gorgeous is your rose in full bloom! I don’t think I’d seen a full shot of it before. Love those delicate colors. Those poppies look ready to pop. Things are looking great on the plot, Flighty!

    • Flighty says:

      Nikki I think that it’s looking as good as it ever has. And it has a delicate fragrance as well. There are lots of buds on the poppy so it should look really colourful. Thanks, they sure are. xx

  2. Joanne says:

    The rose is very pretty, lucky you. My poppies are at the same stage as yours & I was thinking of the same thing the other day ‘a little warmer weather & they should open’ Have a great gardening weekend x

  3. Thank you for sharing flowers looking good have a blessed weekend

  4. Jo says:

    Wow! Pretty Lady is indeed that, such a beautiful shot of your rose in full bloom. I’ve been hearing what a beautiful day it was further south yesterday but we still had the strong winds here, they’ve only just died down today and we’re forecast rain again tomorrow, I’m wondering when that June weather is going to show up. Flowers on your potatoes already? It just goes to show how further along you are, though I’ve only just sown my beans too so we’re rubbing along together in some respects.

    • Flighty says:

      Jo thanks, it really is looking wonderful. There was some rain overnight and this morning here but the forecast is looking better. Even the main crop potatoes have flowers on them! I’ll be sowing more beans and sweetcorn next week. xx

  5. Julie says:

    Gorgeous rose.. my garden is buzzing with bees… love it :o) xx

  6. CJ says:

    Wow, the rose is absolutely gorgeous, and so very healthy looking. Lovely foliage as well as the beautiful flowers. Pretty indeed. CJ xx

  7. Lovely flowers. I love the colors.

  8. Hi – I’ve hopped over from Jo’s blog.

    Just love the colour of that ‘Pretty Lady’ … many thanks for sharing your pictures.

    All the best Jan

  9. elaine says:

    Just loving that rose – such a gentle pink, and so many flowers – I haven’t got any out yet 😦

  10. menhir1 says:

    Night temperatures double figures…wow! Your rose is thriving. The other plants seem so delicate yet are also blooming.


  11. snowbird says:

    Your roses and potatoes are well ahead of mine! Pretty Lady, how aptly named, she certainly is gorgeous! The weather has been truly dismal, it finally seems to be picking up at last….here’s to you getting your toms and cucumbers out!xxx

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