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Looking Good.

Some parts of the garden are starting to look better after the hot damp month of August.


Along the tiny path leading to the circle the Roscoea are flourishing, looking good with white Cosmos and the spent heads of Hydrangea ‘Miranda’ which started off blue in the early summer now turning all shades of pink.

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I love the orchid like appearance of the Roscoea flowers, looking very delicate but quite a toughy here.


A new Lychnis grown from seed sown 2013, Lychnis Chalcedonica ‘Pinkie’ flowering for the first time and I think a lovely soft pink. Although it’s now starting to establish it’s self, I may move it to be near something like one of the softer coloured Heuchera, It’s habit is a little lax so maybe some short support is needed too. Altogether though I think this is going to be a winner with me.  Another plantworld seed.


Looking around the Auricula plants this is what greeted me. One of my seedlings flowering a little out of season but a lovely surprise all the same……….


Filed under gardening, Hydrangea, Plant world

Cooling down the garden

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.


Thalictrum reniforme

Thalictrum reniforme

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.


Anemone hybrida 'Honerine Jobert'

Anemone hybrida ‘Honerine Jobert’

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.


White Cosmos

White Cosmos

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.

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Old Court'

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Old Court’

A different looking Leucanthemum from the norm, not to everyone’s taste, but I like it. This is from Elizabeth MacGregor Plants

Rosa Moschata ' Princesse De Nassau'

Rosa Moschata ‘ Princesse De Nassau’

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.

Pelargoniums...deep red selection from' Woottens of Wenhaston'

Pelargoniums…deep red selection from’ Woottens of Wenhaston’

 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……


Filed under gardening, Pelargoniums, White flowers