A Year of Flowers

About a year ago I joined Instagram and joined in with Wild Daffodil’s daughter for #gardencollagemonthly, making a collage of the current flowers in my garden each month.

Now a year later I have twelve months’ worth.

And here they all are. From June to May. left to right and top to bottom.

A year of collages

My one regret is that there are no pictures including apple blossom as my tree let me down this year and after last year’s abundance, it is obviously taking a year off and did not produce even one blossom.

So here is the year as it flowed.

June 2020

June 2020

This month there was clematis and Christophe alliums, reddening apples, lithospermum (I actually have two colours), my patio rose, a lingering violet, forget-me-nots, my new Daphne and lavender.

July 2020

July 2020

More clematis this month. Lithospermum continuing, it lasts a long time, as do the roses. The sedum spectabile is just developing its flowers and the fuchsia is now flowering.

August 2020

August 2020

Lithospermum, clematis, roses and fuchsia as previous month. Sedum flowers now turning pick. Had to photo an apple as they are getting so fat and red. New finds some lemon balm I thought I had eliminated, as it is so invasive, a red flower my boss’s boss gave me years ago and an Autumn cyclamen.

September 2020

September 2020

Apples almost ready to eat. Actually I think this year I did eat one this month. Most of the flowers from the previous month and some surprising primroses that decided to flower.

October 2020

October 2020

Clematis, roses, fuchsia, sedum and the red flowers whose name I forget all going strong. An apple tree weighed down with apples. The lithospermum producing more flowers.

November 2020

November 2020

Roses and fuchsia provide most colour but still the odd clematis flower and the renewed lithospermum. The Christmas roses coming into flower.

December 2020

December 2020

This is the month with least flowers. The roses are hanging on and the lithospermum is too. The Christmas Roses really cominginto their own as you would expect.

January 2021

January 2021

Nature waking up. The Christmas roses are almost over but he other Hellebore are beginning. Both Daphnes have flowers (and scent!). The primroses are beginning to flower as is the pulmonaria. Just a rogue bit of that red flower is showing up too.

February 2021

February 2021

Daffodils out in the front and the back. Snowdrops and grape hyacinths that seem to spread well. There are flowers on the Christmas Box out the front, smells wonderful! Pulmonaria, primroses, and Daphne still doing well. Lent Lilies hellebore are are at their best.

March 2021

March 2021

The Rosemary is in flower now . There is Pulmonaria, hellebore, primroses, grape hyacinths, Daphne and daffodils, as the previous month. Plus the addition of some leucojum and siberica. I do love their blue stars.

April 2021

 

April 2021

Similar to last month with the addition of violets and forget-me-nots, though the daffodils are over now. The hellebore is beginnng to darken, the primroses are doing very well, as are the daphnes.

May 2021

May 2021

All three clematis are beginning to flower. The rose bush is starting again after a rest. The Rosemary is getting to the end for now. The forget-me-nots are going strong. The hellenbore is a really dark red, almost maroon. colour now. The lily-of-the-valley are flowering and the lithospermum is flowering again.

The Year repeats

(Well almost – no apples!)

Linking back to the beginning. The Christophe alliums are just beginning to unfold and the lavender is scenting the air though the flowers are just green buds.

12 thoughts on “A Year of Flowers

    1. Well my favourite colours for the garden are blue and pink but ‘blue’ flowers often are closer to purple. A few red and yellow flowers have crept in and in the past I had marigolds and crocosmia which are orange! But I am aiming especially at bee friendly these days and bees like purple so maybe that is part of the reason.

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