Rāhui Day 47

The Rose Walk is beginning to look decidedly grey, purple and blue, as it always does just before the roses flower. The grey comes from Stachys lanata and Nepeta x faassenii ‘Six Hills Giant’ (what a shame it always flops in the middle, just before flowering!). This year I’ve high hopes for a white-flowered valerian … Continue reading Rāhui Day 47

Rāhui Day 46

I can’t quite get my head around this. Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ was flowering in April (as it should) and is still flowering. Normally ‘Blairii No.2’ is the next to flower, but not until mid to end of May. It is already starting to flower – so much so that one bloom is at the ‘over … Continue reading Rāhui Day 46