There is nothing quite like the week when the roses are out ,to mark probably the best Summer week in the garden, and it all just about coincided with garden visitors last week.
1. I was not surprised that the Chiastophyllum oppositifolium also named Umbilicus oppositifolius attracted attention. One of the visitors had already beeen given some plants a few weeks ago, and now I have several more people wanting pieces. As in all small gardens, plants need resizing and I like to share, so it is a win win situation.
|Chiastophyllum oppositifolium also named Umbilicus oppositifolius|
With its shiny fleshy leaves this hardy shade plant was lighting up the shady border. I found there was a variegated form called Jim's Pride. I am however quite satisfied with this one which originally came from Liz's garden in Kenilworth.
2. Also along the shady border, another carpeting plant was in full flower, though it is also very attractive when it is only showing its rosettes. There were a few takers for this one too.
3. Roses Grace of which I have two plants in the Conservatory Border are bursting into bloom.
and just above the Saxifaga, Rose Ghislaine de Feligonde is full of large bunches of small blooms. Those are open and much loved by bees...
|Rose Ghislaine de Feligonde|
Further along, now with many stems of simple open roses is Rosa Open Arms. At least one visitor will be returning in a few weeks time to take some cuttings.
|Rose Open Arms|
6.. The Nasturtiums are out, including some new 'Orange Jacket Pocket' ones. Some of them may well be from Nasturtium Orchid Flame, but aren't they magnificent and summery. Our salads are going to be very attractive this summer. I pick them early in the morning as a kitchen posy, and add to garnish our lunch time salad.
As usual I am linking in with Jon, along with some others, to share six from our gardens. He still seems to have a
shed load green house full of plants ready to go out into the garden, he'd better get trotting with those. However since he has been running for miles and miles, I'm not surprised at this.