Friday, 30 September 2016

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - September

Here we are my lovelies back up to date just in time to say goodbye to September and with it the Summer.

I have rather neglected taking photos of the front of 'Delargo Towers' lately. This is particularly remiss of me as it is rather cram packed with plants this year.

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Asarina scandens

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as indeed is the main border.

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Cleome and Nicotiana mutabilis are still flowering - but this is the month for the Salvias to take centre stage
That is apart from Salvia transylvanica which we grew from seed this year. It is alive and in the border but not doing much, perhaps next year.

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Salvia 'Amistad'

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Salvia uliginosa

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Salvia guaranitica “Blue Enigma”

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Salvia longispicata x farinacea “Mystic Blue”

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Salvia farinacea “Sally fun”

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Salvia patens “Patio Deep Blue”

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Ipomoea 'Heavenly Blue'

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Monarda hybrida, 'Bergamo'

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Our new 'hot border' will need a bit of a rethink for next year.

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It has worked but will need a boost of new plants next year.

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The 'Spanish Flag' - Ipomoea (Mina) lobata is just stunning and flowering non stop.

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Although the pots have not had all the attention they deserved this summer - I am sure they would have liked a bit more regular watering and feeding (mildew!) - but hey there is only so much you can do. Even so they are still looking fab.

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Dahlia 'Bishops Children' -

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Dahlia 'Early Bird'

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more 'Bishops Children'

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With 30 types of Fuchsias there is no space to feature them here. 
Now that I have caught up with myself on the The 'Delargo Towers' Garden posts I shall give them their own page next time.

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We can just about get in and out of the back door.

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So much nicer than concrete.

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Nicotiana sylvestris has done very well this year both in pots and in the front. It has been in flower for ages.

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Mirabilis jalapa, the 'Marvel of Peru'

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Another one of my all time favourite plants Zaluzianskya ovata -  'Night Scented Phlox' .

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Cobaea scandens 'Purple'

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Calibrachoea ('Million Bells')

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Well there we are. 
I am so pleased, nay relieved, to be back up to date.
Till next time then me dears, when we will see what October has in store for us.


Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - August

Here we are me dears with the August garden and we are now up to date.

The main border looked fab with several newbies together with old favourites. 

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Phlox paniculata

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The wonderful Salvia 'Amistad'

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All the salvias are stating to kick in and look fab.

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Nicotiana Mutabilis Marshmallow ( a plant that we should never be without ) looks great mixing through them. and as you can see the bees love both.

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morning glory 'Ipomoea - Heavenly Blue'

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Pots and Fuchsias.

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Salvia patens “Patio Deep Blue” and dahlia ' Early Bird '

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Up in the new hot border things are coming together nicely with a few pinks that will need to be moved at some point.

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New to our garden and grown from seed last March is Mina lobata - Spanish Flag.

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After a slow start it has flowered it's heart out and is just stunning.

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It is also very difficult to photograph.

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We have added it to our lists of plants that the garden should never be with out.

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Our fave Dahlia a 'Bishops Children seedling, brought from the last garden is doing well. 

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It ceates a good focal point at the end of the path.

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We do have rather a lot of things in pots. These have mainly found a home down the side if the house.
It is rather shady but every thing has done rather well.

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Particularly the fuchsias. We now have 30 named varieties which will need a separate post of their own. This is 'Thalia'

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 Pelargonium Calliope Dark Red

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We don't usually mention our indoor plants but we treated ourselves on our visit to the R H S Spring show to Aeschynanthus 'Hot Flash' from the Dibley's Stall

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It relay was quite small but is growing nicely and this month treated us to a exotic display on the brightest orange flowers imaginable. 

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Well there tiz me dears. Now that I have caught up with the missing posts we are back and ready for the September post which should be more or less on time !