I am joining Cathy today with not one but two vases of flowers. My garden has recovered itself after the heatwave and things like Astrantia and Persicaria affinis have reappeared. In addition to these flowering, roses are also having a second show. The later flowering Coreopsis, Dahlias and Zinnias are also flowering.
Front left is my favourite rose Lark Ascending next to it the petal full, pink A Shropshire Lad.
From left is an open Shropshire Lad, pink and lilac sweet peas, no idea which they are, sorry. In the middle is a soft pink Zinnia with Astrantia behind. I am not completely sure which Astrantia this is as it has self sown, to its right is this rose, so pale it is almost white, Gentle Hermione.
By way of contrast the next vase has the Dahlia William Morris, Coreopsis Moonbeam and dark coloured Zinnias.
Added to this group is Verbena bonariensis which is making a bid to take over my garden. Worse things could happen.
Have a great week and do check out Cathy’s blog. The link is above, to see other Monday vases full of flowers from all over. What a nice way to start the week. D.
Hello. Joining The Propagator with a quick six from my garden this morning.
Verbena bonariensis tall, willowy and beautiful, a firm favourite with most people. Against a blue sky, what is not to like.
Just a green leaf?
This is a fabulous leaf, soft and furry to touch, think puppy soft, and such a magnificent scent, strong, powerful like those extra strong mints. This is Pelargonium Tomentosum. ( Not grown for its flowers which are very insignificant but white).
You know I love daisies, this is Erigeron, it’s everywhere.
Ground cover, Persicaria affinis gets into its own at this time of year. I enjoy seeing the flowers in various states of open.
The best yellow? Certainly gentle and rather charming this is Coreopsis Moonbeam.
Succulents are always fascinating and my collection is quite old but some years they do better than others. Whilst this years long, hot Summer was fabulous for them the long, dark, cold and wet Winter really harmed them. Even under glass they hated the dark and they came out this Spring looking withered and shrunken. Those that survived are looking much happier now.
Have a wonderful weekend. D.
I am joining The Propagator with six plants from my garden which are still looking good this Saturday.
In no particular order, first off the wonderful Cercis canadensis or Forest Pansy
I have had this small tree for about ten years and it spent nine of those in a large pot. Now in a raised bed it has room to spread its roots and it has grown by almost a third. Each new leaf is a delight, heart shaped, shiny and back lit they have a translucent quality to the glorious deep red.
2. Ground cover in a shape not unlike a lucky clover, this is Trifolium repens William. I like the dark foliage.
This is number 3 , Sanguisorba canadensis
It is a magnet for pollinators and seems to be thriving in my heavy soil
4. Jolly annuals, this is Zinnia, one of a mix pack of oranges, pink, reds and yellows. I rather like this pale pink one.
5: please excuse the poor picture but Dahlia William Morris is a corker. Dark foliage and a strong coloured red/ orange Dahlia flower.
Finally number 6 another annual, this is a claret sunflower.
I love the garden at this time of year when the light levels change and dew appears, I wonder what your six might be? Wishing you a great weekend. D .
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