Monday, 26 May 2014

In the garden this week

An Iris left by my predecessor, at its brief peak.

Lilium rhodopaeum, the first lily of the season here

and Tulipa sprengeri, the last tulip.

Silene dioica 'Firefly', an excellent double Red Campion, and Lunaria annua 'Corfu Blue'

Centaurea montana 'Amethyst in Snow' - astonishingly, its first appearance in this diary - one of my favourite plants, which I selected in 2000 in the Sahin perennial research nursery in Boskoop, and now sold in large numbers around the world under this name or as 'Purple Heart'.

A corner of the fern border:  flowers are really not necessary!

1 comment:

  1. Tulipa sprengeri is one beautiful Tulipa, all the more with this light.
    Thank you for displaying it.

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