The garden is taking a bit of a roasting this week. With storms forecast and missing us out completely we are desperate for rain here in the garden and on the allotment.
Having said all that I may be woken up in the night to thunder ……
Now the garden is looking a little jaded and pale, but making the evenings shine are a few lovely white and pale plants.
This Thalictrum is a gem, flowering now after all the large blowsy ones have finished it is a welcome sight. Flowering in the White Garden it is a very delicate looking flower and is about 90 cms tall.
Stalwarts in the garden have to be the following few.
This anemone makes huge colonys, growing very tall and lighting up the evening garden. I never grow the pink types as I find the colour hard to place.
I have to grown Cosmos every year. It is a favourite. I first grew these from seed that my good friend Lianne bought over from Korea with her when she came to England about 10 years ago, sadly the family have returned to Korea but I still grow the the progeny of those original seeds, and we still keep in touch.
A different looking Leucanthemum from the norm, not to everyone’s taste, but I like it. This is from Elizabeth MacGregor Plants
Now this rose is a lovely late flowering short climber. Growing to about 2 mts , it starts flowering around late July early August and goes on until the autumn, which can only be a good thing. Starting off as pale pink buds aging to creamy white double flowers.
By now you should know me…I love Pelargoniums and these are new for me this week. Ordered wednesday and arrived this morning (friday), all are deep red types P. Voodoo, Scarlet Unique,Black butterfly,Lord Bute, Romeo. Thank you Woottens of Wenhaston. This has certainly bought some colour into my garden.
Hopefully we shall have rain soon or else it’s out with the hosepipe again……