greentapestry : Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - June 2014

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - June 2014

Today will offer very limited photo opportunities as we are committed to family celebrations, on what we hope will turn out to be a sunny day for a beautiful June bride, so the camera came out yesterday. A whizz round before an allotment session and then another on my return. The day started on the damp side after unexpected rain the evening before but it turned into a sometimes bright and warm day, when there were plenty of bees and butterflies about.

The flowers probably do not need much in the way of a formal introduction but just in case :

Top row from left to right - alchemilla mollis, astrantia 'Gill Richardson' which performs better than any other of my red astrantias and salvia nemerosa 'Caradonna'.
Middle row from left to right - the first darkly delicious flowers of clematis 'Petit Faucon' - the colour fades with age, linaria purpurea and leycesteria formosa.
Bottom row from left to right - astrantia variety unknown, rosa glauca - the foliage of which is probably more attractive than the flower and a geranium pratense graced by a visitor.

There are a myriad of June flowers to linger over at May Dreams Gardens, with thanks to Carol as always for hosting. What a great opportunity to share our June blooms and grow our wish lists!

34 comments:

  1. Happy GBBD.. I like the salvia. Took me a bit to understand it.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Janie. On reflection I think that the hedgehog stole the limelight :)

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  2. Lovely June flowers in bloom Anna. I hope the weather was good and the wedding was perfect. Next weekend is a big day here, my daughter is getting married on Friday and having a ' do' on Saturday, so we are hoping for lovely weather too.

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    1. It was a lovely day weather wise and everything thing wise Chloris. Hope that the sunshine lasts until your daughter's wedding and that you all have a brilliant day.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment and welcome :)

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  4. Hope the wedding was wonderful - how 'close family' was it, I wonder? That astrantia is very pretty - I think I definitely need to get a few more (particularly some that aren't white) as they all seem to be such good 'do-ers'

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    1. It was a most relaxing and enjoyable day thanks Cathy. The bride was one of our nieces. Yes astrantias certainly merit the description of a good doer. Do treat yourself to more :)

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  5. I do hope the day turned out to be perfect. C. Petit Faucon is now on my wish list. I hope you didn't celebrate too hard. What I really mean is I hope the hangover isn't too bad :)

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    1. Have just about recovered Angie - the lack of sleep took a greater toll than the amount of alcohol consumed :)

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  6. A lovely selection of June flowers - I bought the very same Astrantia the other day after seeing it at Coughton Court I am hoping it will spread itself about - does it self-seed or will I have to split it eventually?

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    1. I've only had Gill for a couple of years Elaine and have not noticed any seedlings yet. I may have been good about deadheading it last year but can't remember whether this was the case. The plant I bought though was rather large and I already have a small division now growing elsewhere in the garden.

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  7. Beautiful photos and montage Anna!

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    1. Thanks for your visit and comment guys :)

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  8. Lovely blooms, and I love your hedgehog in the salvia. Nice to see the bees flying about your garden as well. Hope the wedding had sunny skies and you had a great time celebrating with your family, Anna.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Rose and for your comment. It gives me great pleasure to see bees in the garden. The big day started cloudy but the sun eventually broke through which was good as the ceremony was held outdoors.

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  9. Lovely flowers, Anna, especially the Clematis, I adore this colour. Enjoy the wedding :)

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    1. It's a rather attractive colour Annette but most definitely changes as the flowers mature. When it opened for the first time ever I though that I had got the wrong plant :)

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  10. I really must get myself an astrantia, I say it every time I see one on a blog, they're such gorgeous plants. Hope yesterday was fine for the wedding and that everything went well. Many congratulations to the bride and groom, wishing them a lifetime of happiness.

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    1. Oh Jo do treat yourself to an astrantia. You will not be disappointed. Thanks for the good wishes.

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  11. Love your photos Anna. Hope the weather was glorious for the wedding!

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    1. Thanks Cathy. Not exactly glorious but the weather turned out ok after a rather wobbly start :)

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  12. You are very dedicated to join in at all on such an important day, I hope the weather was glorious for the wedding and you all had a great time.

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    1. All post dated Christina as I was not able to post on the day so not really dedication as such :)
      We had a most memorable day.

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  13. We are in a very rare club growing Lecesteria. I hope yesterday went well.

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    1. I'm bemused that more folk don't grow it Rob. It may be subtle but it's easy going and has charm. We had a great day thanks :)

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  14. A gorgeous array of blooms, but I'm loving that clematis..

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    1. Thanks Jessica. It's a rather attractive clematis :)

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  15. I like your style. What a great way to view all your blooms. GBBD is a fun way to meet other garden bloggers. So, hello, you are always welcome in my gardens at Oh, Grow Up.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Patsy and welcome. Your comment is much appreciated. Will visit you soon.

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  16. I have astrantia Snow Star that looks very similar to your photo, wonder if that could be it?

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    1. Thanks very much for your comment and suggestion. I don't think it is 'Snow Star' as I've no recollection of ever buying a plant of that name but like 'Snow Star' it is an astrantia major of some description :)

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  17. Oh my, lovely. I think I am particularly smitten with that gorgeous, dark clematis. What a stunner.

    Am I completely hallucinating, or is that a wiry pig, top right, behind the salvia? Must be dreaming...! lol

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    1. No definitely a pig but not the flying variety :)

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- Anna.