A variety of plants are starting to come into full bloom in the garden. On the south lawn alone there are Hypericum ‘Rowallane’ (its large yellow flowers stay from now till early winter), Potentilla  Princess, Hemerocallis (the day lily) and Buddleja colvilei ( a fine species Buddleja from the Himalayas with racemes of wine red flowers on a silver/grey foliage)

But best of all are the Stewartia. In the Theaceae family (Camellia) they have single white camellia like flowers opening from fat buds and dropping whole making a carpet of flowers below the trees. We have specimens of sinensis a champion tree, monadelpha, malacodendron and pseudocamellia Koreana group, from China, Japan, Korea and South East USA.