In a vase on Monday: June flowers

It’s been a long time since I joined in with IAVOM but this morning I was up early with our sixth month old cockapoo and the June flowers were looking so lovely I couldn’t resist.

This simple glass vase is just filled with flowers from the border behind it. A backdrop of fern fronds with an allium – I could only bear to spare the one and a Lady of Shalott rose. There are two types of cranesbill including a rather special lavender blue one named after a village near us, Geranium ‘Southease’. Not to forget my favourite Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ which is having a good year. Finally hot pink Gladiolus byzantinus which is glorious in our garden just now and a couple of spires of nepeta.

I am joining in with Cathy from Rambling in the Garden who hosts this lovely meme. Do go and check out her blog and followers for floral inspiration.

And in case you were wondering, here is Baxter, the cheeky little cockapoo who started making a noise at 5am!

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Heyjude says:

    Butter wouldn’t melt!

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  2. tonytomeo says:

    That is a delightful Gladiolus! Someone sent me some Gladiolus papilio two years ago. I had no idea that such reliably perennial (and potentially invasive) Gladiolus were so popular elsewhere. Acidanthera murielae is now classified as a Gladiolus. The fancy hybrids are excellent, but not reliably perennial here.

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  3. Noelle M says:

    The colours are popping on that lovely blue garden table.

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  4. Cathy says:

    So nice to have you back with us, Ciara – and what a summery vase you are sharing with us! Are your roses late this year? MIne are only just starting so I am not ready to cut them yet…The gladioli are a great addition – do they reliably return for you?

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    1. Yes the roses are late and we are lucky the gladiolus are reliable and abundant!


      1. Cathy says:

        Even these gladioli don’t come back here…


  5. Your puppy is adorable! My 14 year old cat also likes to wake me up in the pre-dawn hours (before she goes back to sleep on her heating pad) so maybe they never outgrow that need to bond with their humans on their own schedule 😉 Your flowers made a wonderful combination.

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    1. Thank you – am rather hoping 5am starts are just a midsummer thing!


  6. Glads and roses make me glad and so does the charming Baxter…


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