The month has changed but the weather remains the same – unsettled!
Thursday was a holiday here and it rained ALL day; it is rare for it to rain for such a long time. The daytime temperatures are rising into the low to mid 20s’ °C but it is still very cool at night; the mid weight duvet remains firmly on the bed and I imagine that the weather will suddenly get very hot and we won’t need a duvet at all rather than changing to the light weight one first.
I have put most of the winter clothes away but have kept out some fleeces to be warm enough in the evenings, I can’t remember another beginning of June when the temperatures have begun so low but the plants were all pushed into growth in the warm March and April so that the there is a noticeable change in the plants in the garden this week.
The roses are coming to an end, but they have flowers for much longer than usual thanks to the rain.
But some plants are already putting on their second show.
Even though the wisteria has a lot of secondary flowers it never looks as spectacular as when it flowers before the foliage appears.
Crimson flowers and silver foliage – a perfect combination
Teucrium hyrcanicum is pretty much invasive in my garden, it seeds itself everwhere but if it isn’t needed it is easy to pull out so I don’t consider it a problem, and I like the strong vertical lines it gives to the border.
Achillea Moonshine is spreading itself beautifully; from one small plant given to me by a friend it is dotting itself around in this area, it flowers much more successfully than the other Achilleas I have.
These have clumped up very well, I think they will need to be lifted and divided in autumn.
Has your garden suddenly changed with the change in the month?