THE KNOT GARDEN
It's been a windy couple of days, as you will no doubt spot in the photographs. Just as well I put in all the plant supports I had last week. The Knot Garden is looking at its best at the moment, so most of the post is about the plants that grow there.
Many of the Iris have opened up.
1. Iris Codicil and Acoma
Here we have Codicil on the left and Acoma in the right, both from Cayeux nursery that I mentioned last week.
Lurking near the bottom of the frame you'll see a few rather underwhelming alliums. These are the quite pricey Globemaster. I hope they put on a better show next year.
2. The Purple and Lilac Border
This is a view down the border which I'm trying to restrict to purple and lilac tones with a touch of pale yellow.
3. Iris Bal Masque
4. White Iris and Cow Parsley
Being surrounded by farmland and country hedgerows, we are never far from some Anthriscus Sylvestris, and when some seeds itself around the edge of the garden, I let it be.
5. Burgundy Iris
On the other side of the Knot Garden the colours are warmer pinks and deep reds. This Iris was bought at a local open gardens, just described as 'Burgundy Iris'. I would love to know the proper names of these Iris but there are so many similar looking ones out there it seems quite impossible.
6. Madame Alfred Carriere
I've written before about how long I spent tying in this rose earlier this Spring, and wondered whether it would be worth it. I am pleased to say that it was. Here she is flowering with a much better display than I have ever had before.
That's all from my garden for this week, although there is plenty to see in other gardens from around the world on the Propagator. Do drop by and take a look.
By the way, if you were wondering why I keep referring to this as the Knot Garden, the last photo is for you. In the centre of the garden there are five beds which are edged with low hedges, which still need to knit together, and in the borders are some yews which I hope to train into topiary shapes.