I didn’t manage to take photos last Sunday when it should have been my bloom day. These were all taken on 21st June. It is interesting to see that last month Rosa mutabilis was in full bloom and it is again now, it had a rest of about 10 days to a fortnight with very few flowers but now has even more than before as the plants have put on lots of new growth.
Stars of the garden now are Hemerocallis. I have many different colours, heights and forms, I think they are all beautiful.
A surprise has been how well Lilly regale have performed in their second year. I just left them in the same pot all winter and began watering them when needed in spring. They are bigger and stronger than last year.
Roses that are flowering well for a second time are: R. mutabilis, R. Molineux, Rimosa climbing and Clair Martin. R. William Shakespear, Pierre di Ronsard and Sally Holmes continue to flower. R. Scepter’d Isle is flowering for the first time as the plants on went in during spring and were tiny so are late to flower this year.
To see everything that is flowering at the moment click on the photo of the lillies.