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Summer is a-coming in... at last!


Iris siberica ‘Silver Edge’ (Lighter blue in foreground) and A N other (Darker blue to the rear) – lost label and poor memory.

The roses are now going at a gallop!
Rosa ‘Fighting Temeraire’

Rosa ‘Young Lycidas’

Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’

Rosa ‘Lady Hillingdon’

Meconopsis betonicifolia

Rosa ‘Summer Song’

Allium christophii

Rosa ‘Silver Wedding’

Rosa ‘Ingrid Bergman’

Rosa rugosa

A view…

Philadelphus – Not sure which one this is – We have three.

Another view…

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Everything so beautiful. I admire people who either remember or keep notes of their plant's names. I try to remember and never keep notes or the labels. After a year I forget most of them.

3 Jul, 2013


That Rose ' Fighting Temeraire' is so like the wonderful
JMW Turner painting of the ship.

3 Jul, 2013


Oh, that Iris ANother is ay-may-zing! All your pics are lovely Fractalcat. The views are magnificent too, and I do love your roses, but then I share some of them with you, but not Fighting Temaire' , which is stunning! how lovely to see your summer flowers, thank you!

3 Jul, 2013


Fantastic roses FractalCat, great photos and superb views too!

3 Jul, 2013


Just love all your roses !!

3 Jul, 2013


Love the roses and the views! All lovely, but maybe F. Temeraire most of all.

3 Jul, 2013


You have some gorgeous roses Fractal - it certainly looks like summer is coming your way :)

3 Jul, 2013


The iris Silver Edge is my favourite out of these but they are all great. If you have any meconopsis seed you are wondering what to do with in the autumn do let me know! Somebody gave me some last autumn and I'd just found all the instructions for germination and I couldn't find the seeds - they never did appear.

3 Jul, 2013


‘Fighting Temeraire’ is indeed a beauty. A well-named rose, it matches with the painting so well.

There are a few other roses not included in the above, I will get to them when they show more.

The meconopsis certainly produced plenty of seed last year, I do not know if it is viable. But I will try to save some later in the year and you are more than welcome to some Steragram. Remind me come autumn...

Thanks all for the comments.

3 Jul, 2013


Wow, marvellous blooms, with a choice like that how can you choose a favourite!
There are two 'wild' rose bushes growing in the Cerdagne garden; when we were there about a month ago they had huge hips on them. I am wondering if they were from last year's blooms, I would love to see the size and colour of the flowers, and to know if they are really wild. I am hoping they are both rosa rugosa too.

4 Jul, 2013

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