Saturday, June 07, 2008

Turning the heat up on the garden

For the past 3 days it has been chilly and gray and rainy. Today dawned gray and chilly again. By 9 it had started to warm up and now it is pretty much like being under a blow torch. The humidity is so thick you can cut it with a knife.

Consequently, everything in the garden is exploding. The clematis has started to bloom, the yellow rose is going to town and it's only a matter of minutes before the pink rose gets in on the act. Hopefully, the pink rose and the clematis will bloom together again. It's like a parade float of drag queens.

At the moment, it's peonies, poppies, yarrow and cornflowers, which is a bit of a relief from the blues and purples. The lupines and pansies were nice, but it's always nice when the garden gets its loud on. Here's a few pictures of what is starting to happen.