But there are still many plants that can take your breath away at this time of year - Here you can see the roses coming again with Agapanthus starting its summer display below.
One of our great treats at Belvoir though, is the blue hydrangea, which looks quite stunning at this time of year. We have tried some of the more unusual varieties this spring - but they are being a little slow to perform, sadly I think it went too cold after they were planted (I must be more patient!) - so next year it will be even more impressive
Look at the beautiful black velvet petunia's we tried - they have done really well. I love mixing annuals with perennials it gives much more substance to large pots.