Well, June started with a drought carried on from May but ended with cold, wet, windy weather, most unlike June and thus the title of this entry.
Below are some wild Orchids that volunteered to join the Arum Lilies in our water garden. Three are pictured out of four that arrived from nowhere.
This Beschorneria, which formerly flowered to fourteen feet long has been made to mind its manners by being incarcerated in this extra large pot, a metre wide. Now the flower spike only reaches to four feet or so and doesn’t get in anyone’s way.
A view of the coombe in the West Garden. The Euphorbia is Tasmanian Tiger. To the left of it is a new planting of Cercis canadensis “Forest Pansy”.
Agapanthus “Jacaranda” always seems to give a mighty display each year. Grown in the Xeric Bed, it rarely sees water.
And below, “Devil’s Claw” Physoplexis comosa, truly a magnet for both home-carrying and homeless molluscs. I have it defended by a barrier of microbore.