June 2012

One of the things I like best about this magical month in the garden is the amazing burst of growth that takes place.

A succession of poppies and sun roses unfold almost as I watch, their petals as delicate as tissue paper, at first creased but quickly opening to bright, bowl-shaped flowers that last for just a day.

Sisyrinchium striatum is another sun-loving plant I have come to value, both for its fan shaped sheaths of blue-green, sword-shaped leaves and the slender-stemmed spires of pale yellow flowers produced throughout the summer.
Some leaves often turn black which, after years of removing I now find a strangely attractive feature.
Sisyrinchium californicum ‘Yellow Stone’ with tiny, star-shaped flowers is a small, clump-forming variety, ideal for the gravel garden, and, if you really get hooked The Beth Chatto Nursery holds stock of more varieties including the curiously named S. ‘Quaint and Queer’.

Judith Glover Garden Diary June 2012

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