Last week I mentioned the light. And the heat. Well, the heatwave is over and it was pleasantly cool and overcast… no glaring sun today!
The red rose is blooming happily now, and the white lavender in the foreground has also opened. It always takes a little longer than the blue. I have no idea what all the lavenders are called – originally there was a mix of 10 (fairly expensive) plants bought online, and a gift of twenty small plants from a neighbour.
In this light I find the white Centranthus stands out better. Here you can see it just left of the Perovskia (with the last Oriental Poppy)…
The white one –Centranthus ruber ‘Albus’ – doesn’t appear to spread at all, unlike the red. But the red does go better with the lavender I think.
Late this afternoon the sun made a brief appearance and with my wide-angled lens the colours were immediately transformed!
It doesn’t actually look quite as lush in real life, but I loved the effect!
There have been lots of new butterflies this week, and I’ll be posting my Butterfly Diary at the end of the month again. Please join in, and keep a record of those visiting your garden. I am learning so much by focusing on them for a post each month.
Thanks for reading, and have a great week everyone!