I've finally managed to take a bit of time in the garden with my camera instead of just using my phone while gardening.
I love to take pictures using my cam, but I always have so little time for the garden that I rather use it to tend to it.
I could not afford spending that long in the garden so I can take pictures of every bloom, but I went here and here, to things that are most interesting to me right now.
In the flower beds in front of the house, there is one bed with roses planted by people who lived in this house before me and this year I added some seeds in between the rose bushes and now I've got, among other things, these beautiful corn flowers – I confess they are among my favourite wild flowers and I would love to have a patch full of them.
Also blue, and also a favourite, is this very pretty love-in-the-mist. I simply adore this plant – its delicate foliage, its jewellery-like blooms, the cute seed-heads...plus, it makes for a great companion to roses.
Next year I will certainly sow more seeds
I also have white ones
These drum-stick alliums are a bit of a disappointment, as they don't stand upright and they bold in a very anaesthetic way. I will dig them out once they're done blooming and dig them deeper and close together, maybe that'll work better because I really like their flower heads.
Now, back to the roses in front of the house - this one is such a beauty! It has absolutely perfect blooms, it's very floriferous and it smells divine.
I wish I knew its name...
This is Garten Traume, a rose bred in Germany by Tantau. I have it as a standard rose and this breeder also sells them quite cheap compared to David Austin or Meilland. The thing is, not all his roses are of a great quality, at least they're not showing it in their first year. Well, Garten Traume is a good one - a lot of blooms, repeats well and has a very nice strong fragrance. A couple of things I don't like that much - the branches are rather slim, so they cannot properly support the blooms and the flowers never completely open and simply wilt from one day to the next.
Taking you back to the front of the house, another rose I found when I moved in is this one, that I identified as David Austin's Pilgrim. It formed a small climber, without a support to climb on, so this year it kind of fell to the ground – not a success from the point of view of its shape, but a profusion of blooms that made several nice bouquets.
Now it's all pruned and I can already see some new shoots.