What a week it’s been weather-wise. So much rain! And today it’s been so windy as well. The plants are leaning at jaunty angles and there’s a lot of leaves and flowers on the ground. It all looks very sad. I finally managed to get outside between downpours just after 4 o’ clock this afternoon to take some pictures for this weeks Six so it’s going to be a quick one.
1. Some of the Clematis are having a last flurry including ‘Diana’s Delight’, ‘John Paul II’ (badly marked by the weather) and ‘Dr Ruppel’.
2. The taller Michaelmas Daisies have taken a hammering but Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘St Michael’s’ is still standing well. It’s normally covered with insects but the weather has beaten even them today.
3. Dahlia ‘Christine’ has finally flowered.
4. Stokesia laevis ‘Blue Frills’ didn’t flower last year but is making up for it now. It’s quite a pinky blue but beautiful. It’s been such a strong grower that I haven’t staked it. Mistake. I’ll try to gather it up tomorrow afternoon when it’s forecast to be dry.
5. Eupatorium fortunei ‘Pink Elegance’ (I think) is a back of the border perennial that quietly gets on doing it’s own thing. The foliage certainly brightens up the border. The SnS were quite fond of it earlier in the spring sadly.
6. I’m not a huge fan of Goldenrod but I like Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’ as it’s a bit more subtle. It’s going past it’s best now but is still standing so deserved to feature this week!
That’s it. Saturday is nearly over so I’ve just made it. There’s less rain forecast for tomorrow, especially in the afternoon so I’m hoping to get outside and have a clear up.
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