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.
To our great joy Geranium pratense ' Purple Haze ' (from seed!) has flowered at last, and was well worth the wait.
One of the new Aquilegias ("Swan" mixed ).
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.
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.
Geum - "Blazing Sunset"
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.
Our collection of dahlias came through the winter and they are growing away.
Osteospermum - my nephew's first ever cutting taken in Brighton a couple of years ago and now a rather large plant:
And to close, a rather fab mushroom growing on a recycled cardboard plant pot.
There we are then, me dears.
Now to catch up with July...