Its too hot, even in greenest Somerset. We have birds queuing for the three water stations. My pots of Japanese Grass Hakonechloa add a cool element in garden and my lady which stood near the pond in my previous garden tries to keep cool too! All these pictures were taken before breakfast as I toured round the garden, watering pots.
I could have picked Clematis Vienetta which reminds me of the cool iced dessert...
or white Iceberg Roses
or the pretty white edged sedum, which I believe is Sedum erythrostictum 'Frosty Morn'
This plant came from my friend and IAVOM contributor....
On Saturday, we went and spent some time at the Country Garden Festival then had a walk around the Bishop's Palace Gardens. Alison brought a lovely bunch of sweetpeas which are so perfect, and in the colour matching Caithness Vase they have been on the mantel shelf, and this morning, I was feeling too hot to go out and pick flowers. It Monday, its in a Vase, they were grown by an IAVOM contributor, but not me!
After taking this photograph, succumbing to their wonderful fragrance...and yes the pollen count is very high...I thought of my neighbour, and off they went to spend another couple of days spreading their charm and beauty with her. Kay knows she is getting someone else's flowers....often my IAVOM flowers go to a neighbour.
Its not just Alison who is on the ball with regards to Sweetpeas...just go and see Cathy's.