The Allium karataviense actually just finished flowering, and I'm going to move them as they're in too much shade and didn't perform as well as other years. I do like the unusual look of them. They grow low to the ground, so different in that respect from other alliums which are much taller. Great addition to the front of any border! I like the soft pale green colour, too.
Here's a group shot! The sweet William are going gangbusters this year and so is the Linaria, which is the light purple spiky flower above the Sweet William. That Brunnera is one of my favourites, simply because of the foliage! It also offers pretty blue flowers in mid June.The Tradescantia aka Spiderwort is just about finished, but it did really well this year and there were lots of flowers. They're closed up in the photo as it was getting on to dusk when I took these shots.
I'm so pleased to see flowers on the Scarlet runner bean already. I planted them quite early and thought the frosty temps in June might do them in, but they survived and have grown very quickly. They're almost at the top of the arbor already. By the way, if you plant these guys, you'll have happy hummingbirds for sure!
Here is a clump of Sweet William. They're actually quite large flower heads; about the size of my fist. I hope we don't get a big downpour of rain or they'll be laying on the ground for sure. I should actually put some kind of support out for them just in case. They really smell good, too. Like cloves.
Another Sweet William. They do well in the rockery where the soil is really not very good, though I do top dress it with compost when I think about it, that is! Poor soil and good drainage. They've also been known to grow right in our gravel driveway, so you know they'll tolerate just about any kind of location.
Well, the lilies are just about to burst open. I'll snap some photos this weekend. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by. Happy Friday!