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What lovely pictures everyone. Sue, that rose is gorgeous - and great glossy foliage. Marion - I have things growing out of old watering cans too!
Bev - what is your £1 bargain - love its colours.
Here is today's highlight:
And here is the view:
This is my Lobelia Cardinalis, Probably my favourite in the Garden at the moment
Very pleasing chick! Hope you're having a nice bit of peace and quiet on that today
Is that a Bergamot beside the lobelia Matt? Great colour!
Yes, it's Monarda Gardenview Scarlet.
The smell when you rub the leaves is very enticing
My Begonias and Zinnias are wonderful also
Hiya Matt, got a few lobelias too...love them at this time.
Must grow some monardas. Lovely variety there and associates well with your lobelia. Does your monarda suffer from mildew? This has been the only reason I have not grown them
I have only had it a few months but so far not 1 spot of mildew on it and the bees seem to love it too!
My velvet queen sunflowers are stunning too
Sue that's a lovely rose.
Chicky beautiful view
Matt great colours. Love the zinnias.
I really like being able to look at other peoples pics
I must work out how to uplload photos because I, too, love to see other people's . The stars in my garden right now are the agapanthus. I have a low growing one, bought last year fron theb garden centre "chucky-out" area for £1 and it has five deepest blue flowers this year, the other is one picked up in B& Q several years ago, flowering for the first time with huge flowers on very long stems. Amazingly neither seem troubled by slugs, despite their iris-like foliage, which on other plants seem to me a magnet for snails and slugs.
My stars are the Holyhocks, which I have never grown before.
Was a bit surprised when the flowers came out, as they do not look like the Holyhocks I have seen before..
The lable just said Holyhocks - Anyone know what sort ?
They look like big strawberry ice creams Lyndab!
Even bigger than doubles - triples by the look of them - never seen ones like that before!
Lovely 'ice creams' there
This is the star of my front garden, I love begonias
They look like peaches'n dreams. from T &M
They will flower first year from an early sowing. I think they now do a pink sort as well
Have just finally found it on an American Homes & Gardens site they say it is :-
'Peaches 'n Dreams' hollyhock Alcea rosea 'Peaches 'n Dreams' has ruffled, double peachy-pink blooms with overtones of raspberry and apricot. It grows 4-6 feet tall. Zones 3-8 The website link is http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/perennial/hollyhock/
They got the height wrong - mine are at 9ft...!!
Nicotiana affinis is my star tonite, the scent. Nothing ti look at though
Today the star is this little fella in my GH. Not great at butterflies but after a moment's googling I'd say it's a Speckled Wood.
No....it's a butterfly mrs G. .......I'll get my coat,,shall I?
THANK YOU Verdun,What a Good idea ,Your thread has been very intresting and also useful to me .At the moment my borders look pretty boring to the eye, so much has been cut down after flowering to make good root systems for next years border. So looking through all these beautiful photo's and checking the date I can be sure I have something of intrest at all times.
THANK YOU ALL TOO . FOR LETTING ME PICK YOUR BRAINS !