the view of our neighbours' gardens from our back windows
The peonies are now over and have been replaced by foxgloves and there will be oriental poppies and phlox next month.
The aquilegias are still in flower. I bought a new yellow aquilegia, Yellow Swan, to replace one that has disappeared from the flower beds over the Winter. I shall try and look after the new one which is still in a pot.
The first of the roses are in bloom. Arthur Bell is always the first and I like the way it changes colour from golden yellow to a pale lemon. It also has a beautiful fragrance.
Geums, osteospernum daisies and the pelargoniums add some bright colour to the garden. My favourite plants are those with white or pale coloured flowers. However, I've abandoned my idea of creating a flower bed with just white flowering plants and the raised bed and planters near the seating area under the fig tree are now full of a variety of plants.
Other varieties of rose that are the first to bloom are White Star and Brother Cadfael. We look forward to other varieties of rose in our garden that will bloom over the coming weeks of June.
I'm linking this blog post with Riitta's Floral Bliss