Sunday, 31 July 2016

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - July

Here we are again me dears with another catch-up post. (One more to go, and then as long as I get September's in on time, we will be sorted.)

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Our red and yellow bed is doing well.

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Most of the Penstemon last year seemed to be red, so were moved this Spring. More pinks than I thought. Hey Ho !

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Crocosmia 'Lucifer'  looking fab:

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As is our fave Dahlia 'Bishop's Children' seedling:

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Joy of joys! - a new bench.
Coreopsis grandiflora "Early Sunrise" in the foreground.

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The main border burst into growth this month:

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Nicotiana mutabilis and Cleome hassleriana:

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Perovskia atriplicifolia “Blue Spire” (Russian Sage):

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Phlox paniculata:

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Orlaya grandiflora:

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Scabiosa - 'Blue Jeans':

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Polemonium caeruleum (Jacob's Ladder)

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Verbena bonariensis "Purple Top" seeded itself all over:

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We added 30 varieties (!) of Fuchsia to our garden this year - and now have more pots than you could imagine;
but we found a place for them all somehow.

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Agastache rugosa f. albiflora 'Liquorice blue':

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Our not 'Midnight Blue' Lupin:

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Salvia patens “Patio Deep Blue”

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Dahlia 'Early Bird'

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Brodiaea laxa “Queen Fabiola”:

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Asarina scandens

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 Regal Pelargonium 'Lord Bute':

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Regal Pelargonium 'Aristo Orchid':

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Pelargonium “Bullseye Cherry”

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As I said - we have a lot of plants in pots !

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Nicotiana 'Roulette'

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Lilium (Tower) "Honeymoon"

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Nicotiana sylvestris - smelling gorgeous!

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To close this month, we have another fascinating creature that neither of us have noticed before -
Synanthedon myopaeformis (the Red-belted Clearwing moth):

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There we are, me dears.
Its been fun looking back;
next up - August.


Thursday, 30 June 2016

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - June

Well me dears here we are again, as you may know from the last post, me blog has been a bit "dormant" from April to September! Please bear with me while I catch up.

June was the month for the foxgloves. We grew them from seed last year and had a few flowers then. 
We definitely will sow them again this year.

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To our great joy Geranium pratense ' Purple Haze ' (from seed!) has flowered at last, and was well worth the wait.

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Allium cristophii

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One of the new Aquilegias ("Swan" mixed ).

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We have decided to create a "hot border" using mainly reds, yellows and orange;
I think we have made a good start so I'll keep us posted on how we go.

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I have always wanted a red hot poker (Kniphofia). They remind me of Devon and Cornwall when I was little. These came from the £ shop last year and have flowered for us this.

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Geum - "Blazing Sunset"

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Oxalis valdivensis

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We treated ourselves to a couple of new pelargoniums this year: "Lord Bute" and "Aristo Orchid" - both Regals; a few red 'Ivy Leaf' pelargoniums,  along with the lovely "Global Stars and Stripes". Also new to us was "Calliope Dark Red", a cross between zonal  geraniums and ivy leaf geraniums.

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Our collection of dahlias came through the winter and they are growing away.

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"Lord Bute"

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Osteospermum - my nephew's first ever cutting taken in Brighton a couple of years ago and now a rather large plant:

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And to close, a rather fab mushroom growing on a recycled cardboard plant pot.

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There we are then, me dears.
Now to catch up with July...