It was a stop and start plotting week as I was there Monday and Tuesday then the weather changed so I didn’t go again until yesterday.
Looking round it seems that the cooler weather and some rain has been beneficial for various plants.
The Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber) in the stone feature is flowering again which is good to see. This is a perennial plant which is good for bees and butterflies, and for cutting. I’m also told that that it does well along a hedge where little else grows.
The two large clumps of crocosmia are in full flower, and are eye catching with bright green sword-like leaves and masses of orange flowers.
Growing up through and around the wood-pile is Rosebay willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium) which has lots of small pretty white crossed flowers. And look who I spotted sitting on one of the logs – it’s the Canuck twins.
After it’s initial floriferous flourish back in May the rose Pretty Lady has been flowering non-stop.
Happy gardening, and have a good week!
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