June flowers

The Old garden
June in “The Old Garden” – Hidcote

Or do you have a different favourite in June?

collage
Clockwise from top left: Osteospermum ‘Sunny Amanda’, Honesty, Fuschia, Ceanothus, Honeysuckle, Peony, Aquilegia, Poppy, Lupin, Old Rose
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  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Impossible to choose one flower, but I’m really fond of agapanthus and jasmine!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, yes jasmine. I love the scent of jasmine. And agapanthus are such lovely flowers, so many pretty shades. I have one which has variegated leaves so looks very pretty even without flowers. I have just had a look to see if there are any flower spikes this year and have spotted two. I think I had four last year so we shall see. I will include them in July’s flower round-up 😀

      1. Agapanthus are classified as a pest by our local council – which is a bit of a pest too!

        1. Heyjude says:

          I’ll have those ‘pests’ any day 🙂

  2. I tried to choose more than one but you wouldn’t let me.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You are allowed to add one in the comment 🙂

      1. Okay, I’ll add rose . . .

        1. and aqueligia. You meant one per comment didn’t you?

    2. Heyjude says:

      har de har… there’s always one!

    3. restlessjo says:

      I like this person’s style 🙂

      1. Heyjude says:

        Don’t you know Carol? She’s another rebel 😦

        1. restlessjo says:

          Of course I do. I tried to send her to Ely 🙂

        2. Heyjude says:

          Good place for her! Actually I’d love to visit Ely too.

        3. restlessjo says:

          Get yourself along there! It’s lovely 🙂

        4. Heyjude says:

          So many places… so little time (and money)

        5. restlessjo says:

          Sore subject 🙂

        6. Heyjude says:

          Time? Money? Places?

          I need to email you.

        7. restlessjo says:

          Oo-er!!! 🙂
          I need to take control of my life. Right now it feels like somebody else is jerking the strings.

        8. See you in Ely, Jude? Why don’t you meet us Jo?

      2. But of course you do, Jo.

      3. pommepal says:

        Where’s Ely??? I would like to come with you all!!!

        1. Heyjude says:

          Cambridgeshire – Ely cathedral the tallest building in the Fens. I’m sure you can come along 🙂

        2. pommepal says:

          Aw thanks I’ll be there in cyber time!!!!

        3. restlessjo says:

          Not far from Cambridge. It has the most beautiful cathedral. (Google it?) We could have such a nice time, Pauline. 🙂

        4. pommepal says:

          I’ll bring some sunshine with me!!!!

        5. restlessjo says:

          We might have too much already! Just bring your lovely self 🙂

        6. pommepal says:

          I just need to win a lotto and I’ll be on the next plane Jo…

  3. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

    Impossible to have a favourite-they’re all so beautiful!

  4. Patrick says:

    I love the smell of the Lupin in the late spring in the forest around Lake Tahoe. Add the other smells of the forest and I’m in heaven…or at least what I hope heaven smells like. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I never associate Lupins with a fragrance! What am I missing?

      1. Patrick says:

        That’s interesting. I’m not an expert on wildflowers but I do have a very sensitive sense of smell. All I know is they smell wonderful.

  5. restlessjo says:

    Out of those you’ve chosen, I’d have to pick the rose, Jude, but there really are too many beauties to narrow it down. I’m a rhododendron and clematis gal, so I didn’t vote. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well that’s helpful! Not! Clematis flower all through the year and I think of rhodos as a May flower – so I shall take your rose choice for June 🙂

      1. restlessjo says:

        Fair enough 🙂

  6. Horse chestnut. Laburnum. Rhododendron. But it’s always a delight to see poppies in paddocks and by the railway line too. Thanks to the northern spring.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I obviously worded this question wrong. I was aiming for favourite June flowers.

      1. My three are favourites in June too, even if they’re not flowering. I’ve never had a favourite flower before, so I’m trying to get my money’s worth! My love lasts.

  7. pommepal says:

    Ha Jude June flowers are different over here to over there… Must admit I like them all…

    1. Heyjude says:

      What’s your favourite June flower then PP, in your climate?

      1. pommepal says:

        Not much flowering in June but the Tibouchinas are making a glorious mauve splash around the place. I’ve just planted one so it will be a couple of years before it flowers.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Mmm… they are lovely. I wonder if I can grow those in Cornwall? One reason for wanting to move there is to be able to grow some of my favourite South African plants, in particular a Brunfelsia. Winters are generally frost free so it might be possible.

        2. pommepal says:

          I have 2 Brunfelsias in my garden Jude they smell divine when they flower. We call them “yesterday, today and tomorrow!!!” Being frost free you should be able to grow lots of the same things we grow here.

        3. Heyjude says:

          That’s the name I know them by! And I remember the perfume. I shall have to give one a try at least and they should cope with coastal conditions as we lived by the coast when we grew them.

        4. pommepal says:

          They seem to be quite a hardy sort of shrub/tree I think they should survive in your new corner of the world.

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