Thursday, 5 June 2014

Early June

The white opium poppy plants have grown to huge size this year, helped by overwintering from an autumn germination and the abundant soil moisture. But no sooner had the first enormous flowers opened than along came a heavy rainstorm...

An elegance of pure white foxgloves, also self-sown. My predecessor wisely had no purple ones here.

I'm very happy with how the drive border is looking at the moment.

Symphytum 'Axminster Gold' forming a froth with spontaneous Oxeye Daisies, Leucanthemum vulgare

The main border just outside my study - flowers and foliage nicely combined.

Iris 'Petit Tigre' - a purchase from Cayeux last Chelsea. More curious than beautiful.

Lilium pyrenaicum var. rubrum

The pale form of Dracunculus vulgaris - at least as rude as the normal form, but mercifully now past the stinking phase.


  1. I really like the white foxgloves, and as we are planning a white garden, that´s certainly one of the plants, we are going to have there! Nice drive border!


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