June turned out to be a blisteringly hot month with he temperature well above the normal average; the hottest since 1940 actually. A lot of watering of the troughs and pots had to be done with the dry weather; even so, we lost a few plants in the period of drought. These Sedums below, carpeting a limestone boulder, didn’t seem to mind.
Armeria maritima (Sea Pinks) sheltering underneath a blue Atlas Cedar.
Edraianthus from the Balkans growing in tufa.
Western Marsh Orchids now colonizing various parts of the garden.
Asahi Zuru with its tri-coloured leaves.
A rather nice freesia, Joan Evans.
And in the Water Garden, the water lilies now come to the fore.