17 June 2009 19:06:49
It lashed rain here today. It was a good excuse for a day off. Besides, the muscles in my hands were acting funny since I clipped the ditch with the shears. The child-safety on the slug pellets defeated me last night, because of the muscle problem, and I had to get my teenager to open it. I'm fine now though. Hubbie says you need to know how to hold the shears properly.
My giant alliums have finally deigned to flower. Are they always so late, I wonder? The ordinary ones have come and gone by now. You can see some white alliums still in flower in the photo. Most of the giant ones were bent in the wind but it looks like they're going to flower anyway on their bent-double stems!
Another thing that's bugging me is why my delphiniums are so disappointing. I grew them from seed and the flowers are very insignificant - nothing like the fabulous blooms featured in the latest Irish Garden. You can see one of mine in flower in my June 09 album - hardly worth the bother. I did buy two Delphinium 'camelliard' this year and they look gorgeous in the photo so I just hope they turn out like the picture.
I added plenty of new pictures today to my albums.