This month the dahlias are beginning to take centre stage. They haven't bushed up to the stage where they flop and become ungainly, but they are covered with lots of fresh looking flower heads and glossy leaves. The sweet peas are soldiering on and I pick the blooms every couple of days for scented posies for the kitchen and bathroom. Special mention goes to the lemon tree - it's finally recovered from its winter pruning and has put out many little fragrant clusters of blooms. It's scenting the whole area by the front door and the best part is, if I leave the bedroom window open the beautiful fragrance drifts in.
Also, I bought a hydrangea. I didn't need it, especially since my mum grew me a cutting of a lovely white hydrangea that I already put in a white pot to brighten up this dark corner.
I didn't need it, but look at these beautiful tiny pink petals blushed with green. Imagine how stunning they will be in vases. And I didn't even have to think too long to decide on a place for it in the garden. The white one will stay in the pot, but I'll plant this one in the ground so it can grow into a nice big bush that I can pick like mad.
What's blooming in your garden this month? I'm linking up to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day as usual.