Early summer in the garden

Early summer has arrived in the garden. Every year I'm thinking that I should start a calendar of what starts to flower when - but never seem to get 'round to it. Are you doing something like this? Like a 'flower-clock'?

These are photos from what was in blossom in the front and back gardens at the edwardian houseproject yesterday - 1 June 2018.

David Austin Rose - "Lady Emma Hamilton"

David Austin English rose - "Munstead Wood" (I think)

Foxgloves - or 'Fingerhut' in Germany




Creeping Thyme between the paving steps and gravel in front of the sauna

Memphis the cat inspecting the row of broad beans.

Memphis the cat chilling out in the shade. What you can't see is that this spot is directly below the bird-feeders...



White currants - that will turn light green beige when they are ripe. And won't be spotted by the blackbirds!



Spot the cat. 

Lemon - yes lemon. This lemon was on the tree when I bought it from IKEA a few months ago. Lets' see if I'll manage to keep the tree alive and grow more lemons...


Using coffee sacks to cover the log store. 


Now a look at the front garden

The cerinthe is a new plant for this year. I grew it from a pack of seeds, sowing it on the windowsill indoors in early March.
Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Allium

Aquilegia

Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'









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