A walk in the gardens June 2006
The good spell of weather at the beginning of the month –
warm and sunny with a drying breeze was probably not the best weather
for the Rhododendrons. Though they flowered magnificently the blooms
did not last as long. There were still many flowering including
Rh.yakusimanum in the walled garden. It was just beginning to flower
when I first saw them this month but I decided they were not out
enough for a good photograph. When I returned to capture them on
camera they had already gone past their best! But there were others
looking their best for the camera, Rh. Rosy Fido and Rh. crassum
Many other species of plants beside Rhododendrons are now flowering.
In the walled garden there are many Clematis amongst the other plants
clothing the walls. Clematis Vyvyan Pennell is a double blue variety.
Beschorneria yuccoides with its magnificent flowers flanks the door
leading to the back road, spring bank and the viewpoint. Wisteria
and Schizophragma clothe the back walls of the old stables, now
used as tool sheds potting sheds etc.
In the north walled garden many shrubs are flowering. These include
Jovellana and Deutzia. Elsewhere in the gardens there are Viburnums
and Olearias and many evergreen azaleas. This one is May Queen.
Candelabra Primulas in pink/red orange and yellow are flowering
in various parts of the gardens and other herbaceous plants are
Achamore garden is not just a rhododendron garden. There are many
other plants to be seen all through the year! I have many other
photos but there is not room for them all here, besides the plants
are best seen in for real. So come and see them!