Six on Saturday | The White Stuff

Although there are a lot of colours in the garden now, this week I thought I would stick to the white ones. A nice non colour to have in the garden to cool things down, though I no longer have a purely white bed.

These Arum lilies come back each year despite having pulled many of them out. They get a bit nibbled. The Aquilegia vulgaris (common columbine, granny’s nightcap) seems to have invaded my garden this year.
The cheap Asda Clematis montana is making a move along the back fence. Now that the Kilmarnock Willow tree is no more we can actually see this from the house this year.
Clematis and honeysuckle
Despite most of the Anthemis cupaniana (white Sicilian chamomile ) being pulled out / eaten by the sheep in the wild garden I luckily had some cuttings for the sunny border. I probably should take some more!
An arty shot of Tulipa ‘Green Star’ which was beautifully adorned with droplets during the rather foggy weather we have had this month. Unusual as the fog most commonly appears here in August (and in the winter).
A not very clear shot of my lily-of-the-valley / Convallaria majalis which has flowered for the first time. I think I bought these plants from Tesco in 2020. I hope now that they are established I will have many more of these beautifully fragranced flowers in the future.
The very last of my white camellia. Sadly these flowers often get caught by the wind and the rain and go a very nasty brown.

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39 Comments Add yours

  1. Jane Lurie says:

    Love your photos of your white blooms, Jude. The shot of the Arum Lillies with the purple is lovely along with the Clematis on the fence and your close-up of the droplets. Pretty compositions. 🙂🤍🤍🤍

  2. I wouldn’t a mild invasion of purple columbines. Yours present a lovely contrast to the white lilies. My lily-of-the-valley, on the other hand, have yet to make an appearance. Now that grape hyacinths have finished their spectacular show, perhaps those lilies will push through.

  3. I thought for a second you were going to say you’d got some unseasonal snow! Much nicer to see all these lovely white blooms.

  4. pommepal says:

    Love the arty shot. White adds a lovely sparkle to a garden

  5. Ann Mackay says:

    The camellia looks gorgeous. I have a white lilac that is lovely but has the same problem of going brown as the flowers go over. I used to try to deadhead it but it’s a bit big for that now. Your white flowers are beautiful and add a cool freshness to the garden.

  6. Noelle Mace says:

    Those dew drops are exquisitely captured. I so like white in the garden and also arranging for the house.

  7. Catherine says:

    What lovely white flowers you have in your garden, Jude. The white Camellia is gorgeous, particularly with the water droplets on it. Like everyone else here, I’m loving your arty tulip shot – that’s superb!

    The white clematis also caught my eye – it’s very pretty. I lost my one and only white a few years ago – but a friend had taken a cutting. It grew and when I lost mine, she gave me back a cutting. Sadly last winter took that one too. I think it’s time to put in a new variety!

  8. Tina Schell says:

    A beautiful array of white’s purity Jude. I especially loved the images with dewdrops. The image of the Tulipa, which I’d not heard of before, is stunning.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Plenty of opportunity for the droplets this month. Sadly the tulips didn’t like all the wet.

  9. Pauline says:

    I wish Lily of the valley liked growing here, I’ve tried it 3 times but it never comes back unfortunately. Your Arum lilies seem to be flowering early, mine are barely above soil level at the moment, hopefully they will catch up soon!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Sometimes you just have to accept defeat. I can’t keep hold of Gaura here, winter wet just kills it off.

  10. Lovely Six Jude. The Camellia looks so delicate but it’s the Anthemis that wins for me.

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