Better you get yourself a cup of coffee before you start reading this post… it's quite long. In my garden the flower power festival has just started.
Let's start with the filigrane Thalictrum aquilegiifolium which is lovely beside roses.
Geranium are in bloom as well… but don't ask me what varieties I've got planted. I just can't remember anymore.
Eine der letzten Akalei, dann ist ihre Saison leider schon wieder vorbei.
Sadly the time of the aquilegia have gone by. I've got lots of them in my garden and they tend to spread out, but I don't mind.
Eh ja, bei mir wird nicht gespritzt, daher sehen die Rosen halt auch mal so aus, aber wenn die Piepmätze ...
Oh gosh… yes… as you can see, I don't use any insecticide, so the roses have to cope with greenflies and other insects. However, the birds will clean them up as soon as ...
… they have finished their snack. So who cares?
Rambler Scarmans Himalayan Musk bevor es so richtig losgeht. Und schon zwei Tage später sah es so aus:
Rambler Scarmans Himalayan Musk and only two days later ...
it looks like this.
Im Vordergrund eine Pfingstrose, die bereits über sechzehn Jahre in diesem Garten wächst.
In the foreground there is a peony, that was already in the garden, when we took it over sixteen years ago.
Hier aus der Nähe. Schade kann ich euch ihren Duft nicht mitliefern. Er ist fantastisch.
Sadly I can't send you its fragrance. It's just fantastic.
Talking about fragrance. This iris graminea smells like some lovely plums.
Since I had to write an article about iris for the Schweizer Garten, I'm really fallen for this plant. There are so many varieties. This white and yellow iris barbata smells fresh and lovely and fits very well into my white border. And dead heading them frequently, they bloom for quite some time.
Another iris barbata elatior. You get them in so many different colors, that it is hard to choose.
In the background I planted an iris sibirica.
The Clematis unfolds its petals.
Clematis Multi Blue after just having started to flower.
Und so zerfleddert schaut man nach einem anstrengenden Tag im Gwundergarten aus. Ja, so geht es mir jeweils auch.
After a busy day in the Gwundergarten it looks rather tousled. Yes, that's no difference with me.
This is what happens, when you allow a tiny pot of mint to escape. Well, I love mint so it's no problem.
Heuchera. It's a small plant with great effects in a garden. I can't think them out of my garden, because they are great gap fillers and don't need much care. Nice and easy, what do you want more?
Also a lovely gap filler and nice with roses is Tanacetum parthenium.
I haven't got much luck with allium so far, but this group seems to be content with their space to grow.
A different kind of allium, much more filigrane and I'm not sure, they will appear again next year.
Nein, keine Röschen sondern der Fingerstrauch (Potentilla). Ich mag vor allem die weisse und die rosafarbene Sorte.
No, that's no rose, it's a Potentilla. I love especially the white and pink sorts.
Finally the rodgersia is in flower again. Last year there was none, probably because of the hail storm we had in spring time. It's quite an eye catcher and I really love it.
But now let's get to the stars in the garden: the roses. This one is Augusta Luise (I call them Gusteli ... sorry, Mr. Tantau). For me it's one of the best fragrance roses, eventhough I'm not really fond of hybrid tea roses. But Augusta is strong and healthy.
Let me introduce you Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg
And another princess: Princess Anne... a David Austin Rose, of course :o).
Scepter d'Isle … another Austin rose.
One of my favorites: Penelope. I love its color and of course its fragrance.
Tranquillity from David Austin. I bought it, because I hoped to get tranquille as well. Didn't work :o).
Spirit of Freedom. My first David Austin rose and it is indeed its fault, that I'm now addicted to Englisch roses. You should smell it, it's just marvelous.
Rose Fimbriata, it belongs to the rugosa roses.
And my beloved Trudy... Gertrud Jekyll rose.
Ein ziemlich stacheliger Kerl ist der Stanwell Perpetual.
Very spiky is Mr Stanwell Perpetual.
Ein Taubenschwänzchen habe ich wohl gerade beim Frühstück gestört. Tschuldigung. Ich mag ihr tiefes Brumseln und die Kamera muss schon ziemlich schnell sein, um sie zu erwischen.
Also quite difficult to catch: Noah. He was up to get ...
… high up into his favorite tree.
Sometimes I join him, to be honest. But luckily there is no evidence photo of that, because I don't look so elegant as he does, while climbing.
Seit ein paar Wochen haben wir eine neue Spezies Katze entdeckt: Die Zaunkatze. Sie hat einen leichten Silberblick (sprich sie schielt), ist aber sonst eine ganz hübsche und sehr, sehr, seeeeehr scheu. Aber daran arbeiten wir noch.
Since a view weeks we have proof of a new species of cat: the fence cat. She's a bit crossed eyed, but she looks very lovely, don't you think so? Unfortunately she's too shy, to let me get closer. But we work on that.
So, das war's nun aber aus dem Gwundergarten. Habt ein schönes Pfingstwochenende.
So that's it from the Gwundergarten. Have all a nice and long weekend.
Alex aus dem ...