Monday, 31 August 2015

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - August.

Tiz a cold and damp August and all in all a rotten summer. Some things might not doing as well as they should but we are looking rather full here 
at 'Delargo Towers'

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Not bad for a new garden in its first growing season

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We have learnt a lot this year and are already starting to plan new things and adjustments for next.

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We wanted the new borders to be as full as possible and we certainly achieved that.

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Growing most things from seed has been great fun and has given us some true stars.

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Like Agastache rupestris (Liquorice Mint)

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Nicotiana x sanderae “Sensation”, mixed has been in flower since spring

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the tree dahlia - Dahlia imperialis and Iochroma (Actinidus) australe 
are growing away but no sign of flowers

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New for us this year and a double blessing after the failure of the other lilies  are the two Tower lilies "Honeymoon"

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Another new bought in treat was Phlox paniculata, Well worth £2.50

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Back to our home grown
Heliotrope "Dwarf Marine"

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Another lovely (would never want to be without) Agastache  rupestris

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Coreopsis grandiflora "Early Sunrise"

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Tropaeolum peregrinum (Canary Creeper)

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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Gazebo Mixed'

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From seed last year and started off from tubers this - 
Dahlia "Bishop's Children"

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and from seed this year Dahlia "Early Bird". 
It makes for a lovely cut flower but doesn't work so well in the border.

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We are over the moon with our Coboea scandens and it is halfway up the house and covered in flowers and buds.

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We always wanted Penstemon in the garden but at £5 to £8 a pop, no chance -
but here they are flowering from seed in their first year
(mixed colours – cottage garden variety)

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God bless 'Wilkinsons'

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also from 'Wilko' as cheap as chips and another plant I have always wanted
 Mirabilis Jalapa

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Perfume treats - Nicotiana sylvestris

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and Acidanthera  'Peacock orchid'

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It has been so rewarding to fill a garden with a few plants salvaged from our last plot, cuttings, a handful of plants bought on the cheap and a few packets of seeds. Next month should give us a few more treats

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By the way -

The giant flower spike of our enormous Hollyhock is no more. It was felled and measured after the very last flower faded, coming in at an amazing 11' 9''

There are plenty of secondary spikes so we hope for more ( but less tall ) flowers soon.

We always have something interesting to get us out into the garden even if the weather isn't nice enough for us to sit outside with  a glass or two of wine...



  1. It is indeed a garden to be proud of - but as you say, all we need is the fine weather to be able to sit out and appreciate it! Jx

  2. Lovely photos. Always loves seeing your garden. X

  3. Sorry forgot to say it me! Butler and gardener way

  4. Absolutely is always a joy to see the vast gardens of Delargo Towers!! x x x