Meadway Park garden 2017

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Our garden sometimes presents photographic opportunities.  Here are a few from June.

In early June, the day was windless so the pond was very calm and not ruffled by any breeze.
Tranquility

Turning just a little to see reflections in the smooth surface.
reflrections

During the month, a Calibrochoa from last year gradually expanded its wonderful display.  It was not supposed to survive the winter but did, despite total neglect by us.
calibrochoa

Here is the trough it is in.   Now we will give it some fresh compost, hopefully without disturbing it too much, and plant some new stuff round it.
trough

At the front of the house, we had a horticultural surprise last year.  We have had a Passion Flower bush growing intertwined with other bushes and trees for many years, but it was not on the house wall.  Last year, it began to grow among a big clematis on the side of the house, having apparently leapt over the intervening very solid path.  This year, it is ahead of its parent plant.
passion


Back to the pond where the lilies are enjoying the strong sunshine and opening their blooms.  This pond was very thoroughly cleaned out in March.  The lilies were replanted but would they survive this drastic treatment?  It seems they liked it.
lilly

Sometimes even a decaying leaf is useful, particularly to a Dragonfly.
dragonjfly 


The Day Lily gives a soft spread of colour - until the sun shines directly on it.  Then it demands attention.

Day lily.



There is a lot more on my website but it is not about gardens.  If you want to start at the top, here is the link.

Guy Gorton  25/6/2017