The Tuesday View: 27th June 2017

A brief look at the view today, as it is still rather hot and now very clammy too… yes, we have had RAIN!

At the top of the picture you can see how the Aruncus has been scorched a lovely caramel colour, complementing the Hemerocallis. In the foreground on the right the Clematis tangutica continues to flower and form pretty seed heads too.

The Teucrium hircanicum is flowering beautifully now, and despite coping well with drought it looks better for having a good soak all morning. It loves the well-drained position on the slope and has slowly spread throughout this side of the rockery.

We have been forecast thundery showers for the next few days, so the fresh greens should return.

Are you focusing on one area of your garden this year? Why not share a view of it each Tuesday and join me and the other Tuesday View crowd by leaving a comment below!

Have a great week!

37 thoughts on “The Tuesday View: 27th June 2017

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    • Thanks – I was so happy as it was a good shower lasting for about 6 or 7 hours. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope the Teucrium survive Christina. I have fewer this year, so will let them spread a bit more this season.

  2. The Teucrium hircanicum has gone straight on my “wish list” (I do actually keep a physical wish list :)). I am sure I could find a spot where it could be happy and it appears to be happy in my type of soil when I checked. It is lovely to get these pleasant surprises on our virtual visits, Amelia

    • Thanks Anca! I just tried commenting on your view, but i have had problems commenting on blogspot sites this week. Your Hydrangea foliage is compensation for fewer blooms… I don’t think I will have any at all this year. And I loved your Lychnis and Allium together!

    • The Teucrium are mostly about 60 cm tall, March. They look taller on the slope though. I am pleased with how the top of the bed has coped with the drought, but the lower part not seen on the photos needs inspiration as the soil is very thin there. Perhaps Sempervivums or Sedums… Have a great week and thanks for joining me again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oh I do love those beautiful purple spires! They are very special, Cathy. I’m delighted you have enjoyed some rain. It could be a very long summer if you didn’t get enough now! Your garden always looks lush to me, even when you speak of it being thirsty! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It’s all relative, isn’t it Debra! I think it looks dry and crisp, but then again there is still a lot of fresh green in there. I don’t like bare soil, so when things shrivel up and have to be cut back I am a little dissatisfied. What a fussy gardener I am! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Glad you got some rain. Heat is one thing, but a dried up garden on top of that is too much. The teucrium looks nice, I will have to keep my eyes open for that one… and it likes a dry spot even better ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yes, the wind and lack of rain in addition to scorching temperatures has just been too much at times, but things are looking up now and refreshed, ready for the next surprise! (Hopefully not hail!)

  5. Your Tuesday view is richly colored. Glad the rains found your garden–feels such a relief after a period without. The Teucrium hircanicum is attractive.

    • Hi Susie. Yes, more rain forecast for tomorrow. We need some cooler weather as a breather in between, so we are looking forward to temperatures below 20ยฐC at the weekend!

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  7. The Teucrium is very pretty, Cathy. It reminds me of Speedwell, only taller. Glad you got some rain. We’ve had a spate of delightful gardening weather here this week, with moderate temperatures, low humidity, and a few showers here and there to keep the gardens watered! Here’s my view, written with an extended metaphor this week! https://cosmosandcleome.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/tuesdays-view-june-27-2017-lets-get-this-party-started/

    • Hi Kimberley. The Teucrium is very similar to speedwell, but lasts much better. Sounds like ideal weather for your garden. We are finally getting a few days’ break from the heat from tomorrow with heavy rain forecast, so the garden should look revived again by next Tuesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Amy, it rained almost all day today, and I only wish I could send you some of it! The garden is transformed. Have a good weekend and good luck with the watering difficulties. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. It’s wonderful how some plants persist and stay beautiful even through heat and drought. Glad you got some rain – hope it wasn’t too much! (Always extremes…). It’s hot and dry here, we’ve had no rain for a very long time. Things are looking a bit tired and peaked (including me, lol!).

    • The rain was a lifesaver for both the garden and for me! We have been frazzled again the past few days, but with relief in sight again. Thank goodness we do get weather systems coming from all directions and not just from the mediterranean! Hope you get some rain soon Sheryl!

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