Thursday, 27 June 2013

The garden in June ~ alliums

The roses are very late this year, and apart from the rambling rose which started flowering last week the only other rose to open is the David Austin old rose variety 'The Mayflower' which has the most gorgeous baby pink petals and a strong, perfumed fragrance. It's a great addition to the garden and there are plenty of buds on there promising plenty of colour.

There's a lot to be said for flowers that still look good when they're past their best, and even though most of the alliums have no colour I still enjoy their spherical beauty.  The back border has recovered well from the severe pruning I did in March, which is a relief! I was worried for a while that I'd been too enthusiastic, but everything appears to be growing back and looking healthy.

Apart from a bit of pruning everyday, I haven't really done any work in the garden this week. I have, however, enjoyed sitting out in it in the evening which is really what all the hard work earlier in the year is all about.

 I'm joining in with the How Does Your Garden Grow linky again over at Mammasaurus' blog, which has fast become a weekly routine. Go and have a look at some of the fabulous gardens also joining in.

Mammasaurus - How Does Your Garden Grow?