This beautiful Dahlia is called, ‘Islander’. I love the colours, don’t you? This bloom is the size of a large tea plate. Stunning!
June has brought some well needed cheer to the garden after such a ropey April and May, at least in south Devon. The plants are now making a spurt with their growth and beginning to show off their best attributes.
Above is part of a shady area where a fabulous fern sits, splendidly, amongst Foxgloves and Pulmonaria.
If anyone was ever to ask me to suggest a shrub rose which gives constant colour and thus value for money, it would have to be, ‘ For Your Eyes Only’. This amazing rose flowered last year from May to October! That is half of the year! It was about two weeks late this year but boy was it worth the wait!
Pansies…a garden MUST! How can you not adore these pretty faces? I’ve a few in a border but I also like to sit them in a small ‘theatre’ where they can perform their jolly routine over and over again, throughout the summer months.