June has been crazy on all levels sofar, even on the garden level, due to the crazy weather we've had a week ago, weather that brought a lot of damage to crops on the farms around where we live, due to the large hail that fell. The hail also damaged a lot of cars and glass greenhouses, veranda's or domes, and then there's also the waterdamage. The hail struck here as well but the damage is minimal compared to what a lot of people have to cope with.
But first let's have a look at what's blooming in the garden. A bit too soon yet for Hydrangeas to bloom, and they did suffer from the hail as well, there's not really that much blooming in the garden at the moment, just Geranium Endressi, a Sweet William flower here and there and some Love-in-a-Mist, also thrown onto the grass but still surviving the hail which is amazing really.
The Mock Orange shrub was blooming wonderfully for just a couple of days when the weather turned against it and it lost its petals far too soon, leaving the soil and part of the path covered in white petals looking like snow.
This was last Sunday
The following Monday morning
The hail ripped a lot of Hydrangea leaves or left huge holes in them, both in the garden and the container garden. A lot of flowers won't have all the little flowers they normally would hadn't there been this bad weather.
Some roses from the container garden I quickly cut at the beginning of the hail storm, before it got too bad. More roses in the container garden in the pictures below.
Frivolous Rosa Waltz Time
Frilly Rosa l'Aimant
Elegant Rosa Ashram
Small but o so pretty white Fairy rose.
In this bowl are also Rosa Nostalgy(cream) and Rosa Ascot(red).
I cut these the day after the storm.
White Fairy rose again, in a container, as all the roses are.
I've had it for three years, but it's the first year it blooms so beautifully.
Beautiful in a little vase.
Sun shining on the bowl of roses last week.
Also in the container garden, Pincushion flowers, a first, bought tiny plants last year that didn't put on a spectacular bloomshow then but now they've grown out to larger plants in their container and are producing beautiful blooms.
And that's it for this Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.
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