I’m English and therefore ‘the weather’ rules! I have been so fed up with the rain ruining the flowers that as it started to pour again I decided to cut the remaining roses. There will be a second flush from the repeat-flowering varieties and a smattering of blooms from the continuously-flowering, but that’s it for my summer only roses.
Sadly, as daylilies (hemerocallis) live up to their name, flowering for just one day, they aren’t really used as a cut flower. It is a case of appreciating them in the rain and taking a quick photo.
I don’t think I’ve noticed the ‘plant’ year so ahead of itself as it is this year in East Anglia. I heard on the radio that in some parts of the country the cobnuts are already forming nearly a month early. I trotted down the garden and sure enough I spotted some beginning to mature on the tree – well that will be until the squirrels find them!
5 thoughts on “Not all saved from the rain!”
Beautifully arranged garden flowers, such lovely colours.
Thank you. Bit heavy on the pink, but I was too late to save my apricot blooms (François Juranville).
Gardening has it’s frustrations …
Good salvaging job on those lovely flowers! With the strange weather and confused plants, I have August ones blooming now, maybe it’s frightening shades of things to come…
Yes, it is quite worrying – let’s hope it is just ‘normal’ random weather and nothing more sinister.