Everything in the garden’s lovely

 

Aquilegia vulgaris, puts itself about in the garden, but I think it's lovely and not at all vulgar or common

Aquilegia vulgaris, puts itself about in the garden, but I think it’s lovely and not at all vulgar or common

So the chilly grey half-term holiday ended and people went back to work, school, exams and deadlines, and lo – the sun came out and the temperatures rose and the garden is a delight.

Anything herbaceous has gone berserk, after all the rain to the roots, and the pots which I hurriedly planted up last week are raring to go.

It may be that this week is summer in the UK and as such it’s worth recording.  But in the first week of June, we can always hope that this is just the beginning.

Golden hop - grows from nothing every year to cover everything it can reach

Golden hop – grows from nothing every year to cover everything in sight

The vine returns from dormancy to life. Vinis vitifera 'Pupurea' lives up to its colouful name as the summer progresses

The vine returns from dormancy to life. Vinis vitifera ‘Pupurea’ lives up to its colouful name as the summer progresses

Hardy Geranium 'Ann Folkard', reliably vigorous and bold

Hardy Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’, reliably vigorous and bold

Pots poised for action. Cosmos and cineraria

Pots poised for action. Cosmos and cineraria

 

Enough energy to hide the weeds at this distance

Enough energy to hide the weeds at this distance

 

 

 

... but there's still an empty corner in the sun

… but there’s still an empty corner in the sun for someone

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