June Bloomday (part 2)
Song of the swallows, press play to hear my favorite birdsong of summer. I can hear them all day long flitting around the skies above.
Part two: the flowers
Asarina "Red Dragon" I have this haging plant just inside my back door, which I usually keep open all day in nice weather. Don't they look like long snouts with lips at the end? I think they are singing thier flowery songs in chorus.
Bees on the calendulas. My garden is full of bees this year, sometimes I'm afraid to get sage or thyme for dinner, as the bees seem to know when I'm near and get a bit perturbed.
The clover is blooming all over the grass, looks so pretty, I tend to mow around the prettier patches. Plus, I don't like disturbing all the bees collecting nectar.
Geranium Caffrum with the yellow zizia nestled inbetween. Sorry for the poor quality photo, it's just so dark out today, and the flowers won't hold still in the wind. Below is a pic from last week.
A couple people have asked about this flower, "geranium caffrum". They have mistaken it for corn cockle. The blooms do look very similar, don't they?
There are three honeysuckle flowers open already.
Self seeded Malva. I'm glad this came back, it always looks nice with the red rose next to it (which hasn't bloomed yet).
Rain rain rain... Well, I am glad for the rain. It had beed quite dry these past couple weeks.
No idea what this is, a weed? The flower looks like cow parsley, but I know it isn't. It has giant fuzzy leaves that look quite exotic. I like it, so it can stay.
*edit* I've ID it from my wildlife book. It's called Giant Hogweed. Where have I heard that word before? A Pink Floyd song? no.. Genesis! Must have a listen now.
My dianthus are starting to open.
One last oriental poppy. Soon I will have field poppies, I see lots of them all over, with buds. No blooms on those yet.
Thunbergia, I have that by the back door also, climbing up into the asarina.
And finally, I have to include the violas, sweet lil blooms. See the fringy pink in there?
"Tee hee" giggle the viola faces.
Other flowers in bloom:
Daisies (lawn daisy)
Feverfew (just starting today, one or two blooms opened)
Geraniums (scented and pelargonium)
Nigella (just starting a couple days ago)
Verbena (just starting a day or so ago)
If you'd like to participate in the monthly Bloom Day, do up a post about all the flowers blooming on the 15th of each month, then visit May Dreams Gardens and leave a link.
Have a lovely summer! And hope it warms up for all you Irish and Brithish gardeners soon.