Monday, 15 July 2013
Our shady side garden currently isn't looking quite as shady as usual owing to the combination of Rosa 'Rambling Rector' and Philadelphus 'Virginal'. They've merged together into a wall of seamless white, where from a distance it's hard to tell them apart.
I wish I could claim some merit for this combination. Well, I suppose I did plant them where I did, but they've been left to do their own thing, the Rambling Rector in particular. I'm finding it quite hard to keep him in check lower down in the garden as he's threaded himself behind the other shrubs. These are now acting as supports for the cascades of white flowers almost reaching the ground.
This year my plants are also merging with the shrubs and trees on the public land as they reach out to join them. The frothy flowers of the elderflower are late this year and form an echo of creamy white beneath the ash tree.
If only my laissez-faire attitude was working elsewhere in the garden!
Garden Bloggers Blooms Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.