Here is the group of five plants that were in bud at the beginning of June.
Now two weeks of early summer sun and light rain and . . . we now have the foxgloves out.
And the Oriental poppies, pink roses and the knautia.
The garden is full of daisies.
However, we’ve to wait a little for the salvia and then much later for the hollyhocks.
But time is marching on and it’s almost time to start clearing away the euphorbia bracts after all the seeds have popped out.
Recently, we might have experienced unseasonably cool weather across East Anglia, but there’s still been plenty of blooming flowers in the garden to brighten the first weekend of June.
Some of the irises, aquilegias and early summer roses are in full glory.
A few stragglers from May are graciously fading away.
But, wait a minute, there’s all this potential just about to burst forth!
June in an English country garden (well, actually a suburban back garden with cottage style planting) can be a quietly charming moment – weather permitting!