June and Veronica

Two of my best friends; the month of June and Veronica flowers, often called Speedwell.

I don’t know the name of mine, as it was one of the few plants in my garden when we moved here. Maybe gentianoides? (Apparently there are about 500 different species!) It is a low-growing one – about 30-40cm high – and very hardy and drought-resistant, probably because it is an older sort. It flowers from May to June and I always cut it right down after flowering… then the foliage grows back quickly hiding the gaps! (It sometimes produces a few second flowers).

I think it’s my favourite flower at the moment. (My favourites change with the wind!)

What’s your current favourite?