Monday, 31 October 2016

The 'Delargo Towers' Garden - October

Here we are again me dears at the end of October. 
Summer is over but we still have plenty of flower and colour.

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The salvias have been a real joy this year ( check last months post for the names )

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They have mixed with our old favourites so well and have made a rather wonderful late Summer / Autumn border.

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mixed with nicotiana mutabilis and verbena bonariensis the effect the effect is both effortless and sublime.

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They are all plants we would never want to be without in any garden .

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We also love our new bed for hot colours but it does need a bit of a rethink. 
We have already bought seeds to give it a bit of a vamp up next year.

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The beautiful but offending pink penstemons  have now been moved.

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We both have been totally amazed both by the beauty and flower power of Mina lobata - Spanish Flag

All of that growth and flower from seed in one season !

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We shall definitely be sowing again next Spring

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Most of the fuchsias have done us proud 
Well worth their weight in flowers this time of year.

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as indeed are all the three species of  nicotiana that we grow. 
All three are in flower this month
This is nicotiana roulette

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Apart from one vine growing through the apple trees most of the cobaea scandens have been a little slow but they are all kicking in now.

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The view from our bedroom window.

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This is the third nicotiana still in flower after flowering all Summer
- sylvestris

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In the plastic greenhouse.

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At the moment we have a few things sheltering from what may come. 
There are also a few hardy perennial seedlings 
but you will have to wait till the next post to find out about them

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Doncaster Donny is doing his best to get the plants ready for Winter -

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- and it is a time for us to think about what went well or ill this year and start to plan for next. 

The foxgloves wallflowers and Brompton stocks we sowed late Summer are now large plants and ready to put into flowering position 

As we speak shop bought violas are waiting to be planted into our winter window boxes

Till next month then me lovelies

ttfn