I can never understand the references to the “June Gap”, supposedly the month of the summer in which nothing much is flowering and there is a lack of colour. Today (15 June) is more or less the centre of the month so I popped around the garden with a camera to record the lack of colour in it (not).
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Blue iris in the pond
Hanging baskets of begonias – red, white, green and bronze
Acer atropurpureum Garnet
Yellow iris in the pond
White rose with a soon-to-be-deceased greenfly
Red (or is it pink?) Astrantia
Red and yellow Heuchera with the added flower colour
Deep pink peony
Yellow Rose “Peace” This is an old photograph. I’m hoping ……
Osteospermum (hardy type)
Pink New Guinea Impatiens, white rose and lots of foliage colours
Saxifrage “London Pride”
Pyracantha Orange Glow (the berries are orange of course)
Geum Mrs Bradshaw poking through purple Sedum
Pink and blue geraniums
Pink Digitalis and White Astrantia
Three colours of dwarf Clematis
Bronze Heuchera and flowers
I didn’t take photos of a purple/red Fuchsia that’s starting to flower nor of the various Aquilegias that are starting to go over. I left the netting over a ripening strawberry.
All in all, not a bad range of colour and let’s not forget the variety of foliage colours and textures that give plenty of interest.