The magnificent Red Poppy
Geranium - 'Johnson's Blue'
Geranium Oxonianum - 'Wargrave Pink (Cranesbill)
More poppies but these are much larger blooms that tend to suffer in the rain if it is heavy and then flop over if not staked.
Cerastium (Snow-in-Summer) forms a blanket of snow on top the rockery
The Aquilegias (Columbine) always the first of the summer flowers are sadly all fading now and going to seed but they do tend to self-seed everywhere for even more flowers next year.
My first Clematis Jackmanii bloom - as big as a saucer (or a tea plate I think).
An old dug up root of a tree waiting to be put in the border to add a touch of sculpture
The lesser-spotted plumbers stopped for lunch
And who should I find down at the end of the garden trying to get some shade but next door's cat - a regular visitor to our garden especially when we are having a barbecue oddly enough.
A lovely climbing rose which at last after at least 10 years has only now started to climb. Lots of food for thought here then in terms of inspiration for watercolours, embroidery, or some mixed-media work.
Ahh yes. More boys in blue. Everything stops for tea!