calendula, Coreopsis moonbeam, Cosmos, Cosmos cupcake, cosmos purity, Dahlia Arabian Night, Dahlia Totally Tangerine, Helianthus salicifolius, in a vase on Monday, leucanthemella serotina, October, persicaria affinis, Persicaria amplexcaulis Firetail, sanguisorba canadensis, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum ‘Lady in Black’, Zinnia Giant Dahlia mix
Having battled through the overly dry and often windy summer, the garden is still giving us lots of flowers. By ‘us’ I mean us gardeners joining Cathy on her Monday meme.
I have used my special vase to accommodate them all. At the white end I have the daisy types I love so much: Cosmos ‘Purity’ and ‘Cupcake’, Leucanthemella serotina, Sanguisorba canadensis, and a late flowering Aster. It has changed its name and now I have forgotten which variety it is.
Moving towards the yellow there is Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’ next to Helianthus salicifolius, fresh orange Calendula, Zinnia from a ‘Giant Dahlia mix’ packet of seed.
To the pinkier tones of Aster, now known as Symphyotrichum lateriflorum ‘Lady in Black’, Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’, Persicaria affinis, Persicaria Firetail and Dahlia ‘Arabian Night
It sounds as if this wet weather is with us all week. Wellies and anoraks at the ready!
Have a great week wherever you are. D.
Allium christophii, Allium Purple Sensation, Allium shubertii, Astrantia 'Roma', calendula, cytisus battandieri, Eschscholzia, marigolds, papaver Perry’s White, Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll', Sambucus Nigra, six on saturday
Hello June, goodbye May. The garden has exploded into a kaleidoscope of colour. Above is the first of my Six on Saturday. Eschscholzia. They are self sown from last year and have popped up in drifts. I couldn’t have created this show if I had tried.
The Propagator asks us to share six sights from our garden on a Saturday, a fun thing to do. Try and join us. His blog has any instructions you might need. My Six today are colour themed.
Of course it had to be Allium Purple Sensation. Old hat maybe but still a great colour.
The first rose to open is the strongly scented Gertrude Jekyll. If she wasn’t so thorny she would be perfect.
The pineapple scented Cytisus battandieri. I do not favour yellow in my garden but I enjoy this for its scent and silver foliage rather than its colour.
Less black more deep claret to be honest. One of my favourite shrubs, Sambucus niger.
Just look at those dark leaves.
Perennial poppies this one is perhaps Perrys white. Shining and clear. Here’s a thing, before the marigolds and Eschscholzia did their thing I was planning a white planting show. Hey ho, there’s always next year.
Wishing you all a great weekend. Enjoy this summer weather. D.
Can any of us believe this heat, amazing, scorchio.
My vase today has roses: Lark Ascending and Morning Mist, both David Austin roses. These are the second flush of flowers.
An orange tone Zinnia not grown from seed by me but purchased as bedding plants.
Echinops ritro before it opens, calendula, sweet pea and verbena bonariensis.
Everything is struggling in this heat but with regular watering, essential to keep things fresh for my garden opening in a couple of weeks, flowers are managing to actually flower.
I am very late with this vase so if you are reading on Tuesday do still take a look at IAVOM Cathy
Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’
The blue glass bottles, for bottled water, were brought back in my luggage from a recent holiday in Andalusia. Too nice to just throw away, regular readers may recognise this from Silent Sunday yesterday. Thank you if you are a regular.
A few of the great performers this season namely marigold Calendula. Such a fresh orange colour.
So these are what I am enjoying today as I sit at my table working. I am sharing them with you and Cathy of course. Have a good week wherever you happen to be. D.
As I write this post at 8pm the colours of the flowers I picked are a bit like the sky this evening.
Shepherds delight. Well Doris’s delight with these colours. Now if you haven’t done so already, pop over to Cathy. You know the drill. I suspect tomorrow I am going to be feeling Monday -ish for a Tuesday.
The Echinops ritro are peeping above.
All tall and full. I must just show off my Echinacea in the opposite border.
That was my quick dash round before work just before the sunshine emerged. Now take a visit to words and herbs Cathy and catch up on her view.