Morning all. Looks as though it will be hot, 22° already. Probably won't do gardening. May clean windows, did some yesterday, long overdue.
What cistus? I can't see one
Red Monarda in first pic, then red dahlias then the ones you must mean pp - red heleniums.
Hasn't Bordeaux mixture been withdrawn from the market in the UK? It's still available in France, not that that's much help.
But, on reflection, I think the leaves are more like anthemis.
4 is a rose.
5 could be a yellow Argyranthemum
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(but I must admit I had thought negative thoughts towards the NDN )
Thinking hard of doc's lovely garden now.
Dog wormers? I didn't see it though.
My garden is getting untidy and blousy now.
Basil needs to be treated more like soft leaved herbs, such as mint and parsley. It needs quite a bit of water and enjoys a liquid feed, likes a bit of shade but not hot sun.