Friday, 31 July 2015

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - July

Gosh! what a full month July has been -
so only a few snaps of the garden just to keep up to date.

The Roses are now coming into a second flush but the Sweet Peas have all finished.

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The mid-late summer window boxes are looking fab; unfortunately this is the only photo I have.
As you can see it was rather in need of some water on that day.

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I now realise I have neglected taking photos of the front altogether.
Whoops !
The Dahlias are doing very well and the Nicotiana is still flowering its heart out.

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...and so on to the great joy and triumph of the month.
Our amazing gigantic Hollyhock.

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Our lilies this year have been a disaster though. just one flower from the Regale
 and rather sickly at that. 
A virus spread by green fly seems to be the cause.

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'Star Gazer' flowered but was very disappointing.

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The new "Tower Lilies" did much better, lovely colour and scent too.

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We have two new Fuchsias this year.

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"Display", and an unnamed variety from Morrisons.

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"Winston Churchill" is looking good this year and still keeping its half standard form:

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Heliotrope "Dwarf Marine"

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Nicotiana sylvestris

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Salvia "Deep Blue"

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Brodiaea "Queen Fabiola"

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Nicotiana mutabilis

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Nicotiana  sanderae “Sensation”, mixed

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All the pots are looking full and fab.

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Foxgloves are flowering in their first year and the Aquilegia refuses to stop flowering.
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We are so pleased with the borders
 and how well they managed the change from Spring to full Summer.

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Dahlia 'Early Bird' with trailing Verbena and Calibrachoa

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Pelargonium peltatum (the Ivy-Leaved) and Lobelia

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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Gazebo Mixed' and Phlox paniculata

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We have filled the wilderness that was at the back of the garden with a collection of goodies.
It should be quite interesting next month.

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So till next time, my lovelies.

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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Random 'Tumblr' ing

Hello me dears.
Here are a few jolly pics from my recent forays on Tumblr. I have no idea which came from whom, but my faves are -

We kick off with a fab candid snap of Elsa Maxwell taking tea.

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nine European Monarchs at the funeral of Edward VII

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The Duke of Windsor’s wardrobe.

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Love this one - Mrs Mills and Mr Love

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Charming boys.

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? no idea what's going on here.

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One lump or two ?

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a bit of Steampunk.

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The Brighton Mafia

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Boys will be boys

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One for Alex.

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Young love.

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one for Cronain

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And one for me.

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My kinda party

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Slacks - how cool !

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On the fringe.

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A water feature that should make Charlie Dimmock proud

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To close - life as it should be...

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