Today is midsummer in the northern hemisphere. and today is the big Swedish midsummer celebrations. For us of course it is the opposite, with us reaching our shortest day and longest night. It has been an awful week in many ways, particularly weather wise, with continuous rain from Wednesday night. As today is also my husband’s birthday, and it is raining, there is no proper Six on Saturday post, as we have been celebrating Swedish midsummer in midwinter and the birthday. Plus I have been unable to get out and do anything this week. So no proper post from me this week but thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.
Number one….it gets dark quite early….and as it has been so grey and wet, it has felt dark all week.
Below is the scene at 8am this morning…you can see the tecomanthe speciosa on the right. There are still flowers, but it has been to wet to properly have a look.
You can see how wet it is below. Certainly things are looking green, but it has been impossible to do anything outside this week.
So inside….I bought these lovely iris to brighten things up indoors. I just love the colours, and should really plan on planting some if I can find a spot outside.
The cacti are all fine, the other indoor plants are looking healthy. I love the shape of this cactus.
Finally, the camellia are all still looking good, despite the rain. I’m hoping that the weather will improve to get out and see the display in the Botanic Gardens.
That is all from me this week. As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world. Hope you are all well and are having better weather than us!
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