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Glorious June …..

Hybrid musk roses (Penelope & Buff Beauty), Rugosa roserie de l’hay

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Glorious June …

Artichokes, elephant garlic and Allium Purple Rain

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More colour in June

Also mid-summer, self-sown red valerian (Centranthus ruber), Geranium Brookside, yellow Phlomis fruticosa

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More orange …..

Mid-summer, Eremurus Cleopatra and Geum Princess Juliana in a new bed

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The colour orange in spring

At this time of year when the predominant colours are yellow (daffodils and primroses) and blue (forget-me-nots), more and more, I like orange tulips.  They go so well with the dry colours of late winter – sage, phlomis, cistus –

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