The Tuesday View: June 28th 2016

Today is a little cloudy and showery, but it is always interesting for me to look at my rockery in detail in different light conditions.So here is my Tuesday view taken at around 11 a.m. this morning.


The lavender is flowering beautifully attracting lots of bees, and the Linaria and roses are adding to the summery feeling. Left of the red rose you can see the grey foliage of the Russian Sage, which will start flowering next month. And bottom left the orange day lilies are looking good among the Aruncus.

Hope you can join me again with your views this week!


45 thoughts on “The Tuesday View: June 28th 2016

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    • Hi Dorris! We have had a nother week of very hot weather with showers, and now I hear a thunderstorm rolling in. What a summer! My Thalictrum has now opened too. Isn’t Elin a beauty. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I am looking forward to the Perovskia flowering. It still needs a week or two I think. We have also had a lot of bees on the Lavender, and slowly a few butterflies turning up now as well.

  2. Everything looking lush and green, Cathy, suppose you’ve had a fair amount of rain too this spring. Your vase is very pretty too. Wishing you splendid summer days in your little paradise ๐Ÿ™‚

    • And the same to you Annette. Yes, it has been very wet the last two months, which is quite unusual but my garden has flourished. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Frank. Yes, the Linaria flowers all summer and I occasionally chop down bits that have got too tall and straggly. I sowed this one from seed sent me from the UK and it also gave me two colours.

    • We have rain again today Susie. Such a wet year, but the garden seems to be coping with it even if some of the wildlife has had problems… hardly any butterflies so far.

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  4. It’s so pretty, Cathy! The lavender is lovely reaching out from the rocks–perhaps I should put some in my rock garden. I do have one great big healthy bush of it near the house, and the bees do indeed love it! I’m always amazed by how much we have in common in our gardens! Which are the Linaria? I’m familiar with the yellow and white kind known here as “Butter and Eggs”, which grows as a roadside wildflower/weed. My gardens are finally starting to gain some summer color:

    • I can never have enough lavender Kimberley. And as you say, the bees feel the same way! The common Linaria is a short yellow plant here too, but my Linaria in the rockery is a very tall purple and pink. It is on the left of the big rock, pretty much in the centre, above the lavender. If you click on the picture it enlarges it. Originally it was ‘Linaria Canon J. Went’ which is pink, but some purple was mixed in the seed and has taken over!

  5. I’m usually so focused on the flowers that I don’t take as much notice of the beautiful green. In this view I notice how many shades of green there really are! Gorgeous!

    • It’s due to all the rain we have had Debra! We have been forecast more thunderstorms for today, but then it should be dry for a few days. I hope the mosquitoes dwindle then!

    • Yes, limestone. I assume the rocks in the rockery were excavated when this house was built as we are in a valley carved out of this rock!

  6. Can I ask you something about lavender? Do you “use” it? If so, how? I have a lovely plant (and even lovelier rosemary…) and I am not sure what to do with it! I’m just pleased to have my plant “buddies”, but at the same time I know that getting a haircut now and then is a healthy habit! So… what do you do with lavender? ๐Ÿ™‚

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