The turning sun

It is 31 May, and in three weeks’ time the sun turns round and heads south, but today has dawned grey, chilly, and windy again. In the garden the plants are doing surprisingly well, although some are clearly struggling to flourish.

The geraniums are winners and about to burst into abundant flower!

Geranium Macrorrhizum 'Spessart'
Geranium Macrorrhizum ‘Spessart’
Geraniium 'Mayflower'
Geranium ‘Mayflower’
Geraniium Phaeum 'Samobor'
Geraniium Phaeum ‘Samobor’
Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’

Two more winners, with forests of flowers!

Persicaria bistorta 'Superba'
Persicaria bistorta ‘Superba’
Tellima Grandiflora
Tellima Grandiflora

Giants at two foot high already, and they are not yet flowering!

Alchemilla Mollis
Alchemilla Mollis

And all in quite a small space

The front garden
The front garden

The garden in May

Oh dear! It seems we will have another difficult year in the garden. One warm weekend and now it is cold, wet, and windy again. The plants are struggling on, and some even seem to be thriving.

Geraniium Phaeum 'Samobor'
Geranium Phaeum ‘Samobor’
Nepeta Mussinii
Nepeta Mussinii
Rosa 'Canary Bird'
Rosa ‘Canary Bird’
Erysimum 'EA Bowles' - always in flower; an absolute delight!
Erysimum ‘EA Bowles’ – always in flower; an absolute delight!
Brunnera 'Jack Frost' in full bloom, before transforming itself into a mass of large, silvery leaves - gorgeous
Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ in full bloom, before transforming itself into a mass of large, silvery leaves – gorgeous
Hellebore 'Argutifolius'
Hellebore ‘Argutifolius’