The first roses of summer - flowering on May Day! SO early. This is Roserie de l'Hay and a must for any garden.
Roserie de l'Hay flowers all summer long and has a fabulous perfume. I have her at the bottom of the apple tree by the drive, and Constance Spry climbs up through the tree.
A view along the Herbaceous border in front of the house.
More Aquilegias than weeds, which is always a healthy balance!
Above and below - looking across the Aquilegias. I seem to have lost a few doubles over the winter, and nearly everything on this side of the garden has become pink Stellata . . . Hmmm. It used to be paler pink pom-poms!
As you can see, I have trays and trays of plants and seedlings, now moved to a cooler area between the two stable blocks. I have ten trays of Aquilegia babies!
Some of the more unusual seedlings, grown from seeds from Touchwood Nurseries near Swansea. I am torn between getting some more seeds/seedlings to bring on or waiting until we move - though Lord knows when that will be . . .
Note the beautiful yellow leaves of the Roman Gold Aquilegias, and some variegated-leaf types too. The Roman Gold have deep purple stellata type petals.