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State of the Garden in June

The garden is still rather Brythenned : holes, random bones and once-floofy toys with their insides hanging out horrifically, that sort of thing -  but there are a few bright spots.I was tempted by this hanging basket.  The spot is probably a bit too windy for it, it has got a bit blown about and stems snapped off, but I do like the colour of these deep dark scented petunias.
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My rose Cardinal Richelieu is just coming into bloom at the moment.  The scent hasn't really kicked in yet.
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Every year I see the white flowers come through from Cardinal Richelieu's less fancy, more vigorous rootstock, and think : "I probably should chop off those stems with the white flowers, while I can still see which ones they are.   Then I don't, because I rather like the simplicity of the white flowers.  Whoever it was who carefully developed the highly-scented, deeply coloured complex blooms of the Cardinal is probably head-desking in his grave about this.
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Now the bluebells and the azaleas are over, the garden is starting to look mostly green and rampaging (although rampaging less than it was this morning, as I have done a lot of pruning and sorted out the back lawn).   One of the spots of colour is crinodendron hookerianum, the lantern tree.  I love this tree.  It needs no care, it looks kind of dark and dramatic, it's evergreen -  and then once a year, it does this:
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Here are the irises in the pond.  The elegant blue and white irises bought from a specialist pond plant shop are mostly over, but the common yellow flag irises are rampaging.
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The figs still aren't ripe, but surely can't be much longer?  I love the veins running through the figleaves.
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It was a good thing I got the lawn mowed, for shortly after I got the lawn mower back in, this happened:
(Never tried to photograph rain before.  But you can sort of see it.)
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Tags: figs, garden, weather
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