Tuesday, 29 June 2021

The Delargo Gardens - June

 Here we are me lovelies a little late again I'm afraid. June has been and gone and the garden is slowly catching up with itself despite some very unseasonable weather. 

Rosa Gertrude Jekyll. My Birthday rose has flowered all month.

When it first opens it is the most intense pink which slowly changes to a lovely soft pink, the scent is extraordinary throughout. I love it !

The Thalictrum Aquilegifolium was still going strong at the beginning of the month
Our Jasmine puts on its buds in the Autumn, how they survived last Winter I have no idea
They have done us well and again the scent was wonderful.
Me better half loves Hesperis Matronalis. We didn't think we would have any this year.
In the Spring we found some seedlings come up in the top field, they didn't look like weeds so we let them be.
This was the result
I bought a jolly little 'Pink' in May it is looking and smelling lovely now.
We have several hardy Geraniums but not many photos of them. This is Geranium pratense 'Purple Haze' below is Geranium 'Rozanne'.

 Hemerocallis 'Crimson Pirate'  and Fox Gloves
 Martagon Lily 'Arabian Knight'
I bought these Nicotiana as bedding but they are not that, they are very tall indeed and are now covered in large scented flowers. Nicotiana Affinis is a very happy mistake.
Geranium Maderense is past it's flush but still going strong !
Our new Clematis however are now coming into their own
 Clematis Comtesse de Bouchard and below is Clematis 'General Sikorski'
Our Dahlia flowers on or about the 1st of June every year but not this year, it did not flower until the end of the month.

New for us this year Salvia Verticulata Purple rain I love it and so do the bees
And also new to us this year Salvia nemorosa 'Rose Marvel'
We are a bit bonkers on Salvias, this is Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder'
With Salvia patens 'Patio Deep Blue'

The Salvias are just starting and there will be more in July and they will go on to flower till Autumn !
Along with our new rose we have rosa veilchenblau which normally flowers in May.
There we are then me darlings and onto a quick tour of our extensive grounds

Our Fuchsias were very slow to get going this year but they are kicking of big time now But you will have to wait for the end of year Fuchsia Fest to see them.

There tiz then me darlins. Hope you enjoyed your visit and that you pop back to see us in July

I will pop the kettle on when I see you coming (or brake out the Gin if you prefer)



  1. It was a long time coming, but the garden's finally shrugging off that awful Spring and flourishing nicely - looking great! Hopefully we might get some nice weather to sit and languish in it. Jx

  2. You're in the pink despite the soggy June! Beautiful.

    1. Hello Ms Scarlet, lovely to see you in the garden.
      Ha ha, yes we do tend to go for Pink and Blue but we have been experimenting with a Red, Hot & Yellow border which we hope will be looking good for July.

  3. Gin? Well, if you insist!

    Stunning as always, Madam A! Your Jasmine coped with the winter better than mine - I thought it had died, but found a few green shoots, so cut it right back and now it's scaling the side of the garage again. No flowers this year, though. Did I see a glimpse of Cobea scandens scrambling up your drainpipe?

    I have only just noticed that your garden doesn't end at that six foot high fence with the ivy growing over it, but that there's a 3 or 4 foot fence in front of it with a little gate! I don't know why that tickles me, but it does. I bet you get some admiring glances from the neighbours passing by?

    1. If anyone went past that gate, we'd be calling the police! - it's an overgrown former access "ginnel" that only keyholders can use (if they fancy traversing bits of broken shed, weed tree saplings and all the other crap people have filled it with over the years, that is). The foxes and feral cats are the only beings that regularly use it. Jx


    2. Hello Mr D. I am glad you are ticked by the "ginnel" and you are always welcome to a Gin here.

  4. It is so hard to pick just one favorite out of this bunch. But on this episode I have to say the Thalictrum Aquilegifolium stole the show for me. I also got some of that patio blue salvia for my mothers garden for this first time this year and it' been going insane with blooming. And the last two days we were thrilled to find it attracting hummingbirds. I have no idea what I'm doing, but just winging the planting of everything...and it all seems to be doing well.

    1. Dear Mistress, thank you for your kind words. We do have a few corkers in the garden at the moment.
      Don't worry about having no idea what you're doing, just wing it and plant every everything you feel like and see what happens. That is what we do.
      Hope your Mum likes Salvia patens 'Patio Deep Blue'

  5. Looks beautiful my dears. Lets hope it stops raining long enough for you to enjoy it! xxx

    1. Hello Hils, It's a treat to see you.
      Judging by today I don't think it is ever going to stop raining !