Less than you might expect. A number of plants are either just over or yet to come and I've got a bit of a gap. It doesn't help that I rank good foliage higher than flowering abundance. But, having said that there is a good bit of colour and interest as we approach midsummer.
Pride of place in the front garden goes to Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'. This elegant cut leaved black elder is full of flower right now. Yes, I should cut it back hard to enjoy the finest foliage - but why bother when it can produce this:
|Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'|
|Hydrangea 'Madame Emile Mouillere'|
|Abutilon 'Patrick Synge'|
Lower down some of the hardy geraniums are flowering. Most of mine flower a little later but Geranium endressii and G.x magnificum are showing up well today.
|Geranium x magnificum|
June is the time for a couple of little bulbs. Freesia laxa is slowly - too slowly - taking up the space I've reserved for it in a narrow little border alongside my Yucca bed. I year or so ago I complained that I'd only got a red flowered Ixia left. I've added more bulbs since then. Not all have survived but at least I've got a cream one now.
I mentioned for the last Garden Bloggers' Bloom's Day that four of my five Phormiums were putting up flower spikes. 'Tricolor' is the only one to have actually flowered so far, a quintet of tall, branched sprays which have produced a host of attractive yellow flowers. No way could I fit the entire spray into a 900px long photo and have any image quality so here's a close up of a few of the flowers.
|Phormium 'Tricolor' flowers|
Always remembering, of course, that green - in all its shades - is also a colour.
As ever, my thanks to May Dreams Gardens for hosting the Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day meme. Head over there to see what's flowering in many more gardens round the world.