It’s garden blogger’s bloom day today and for the first time I thought I’d have a go at it…
Right, I guess I ought to get onto the photos…
First we start with Scabious, there are a few dotted around the gardens, the majority are this shade…
One of two types of Geranium in flower at the moment, this has wonderful dark bronze foliage… Perhaps I should’ve taken photos of its leaves too??
Black Hollyhock still has a couple of flowers, I am allowing it to go to seed now though so no doubt it won’t be around much longer. I think I may have to move it for next year, it’s in my line of sight to the bird feeders… Along with the Bean canes… I can’t think who thought it’d be a great idea to have tall structures right in front of the feeders… Hence the lack of bird photos over the past few months!
Asters are beginning to open, I’m not entirely sure why they have taken a week or so longer to open compared to my neighbours… Mine came from her garden… Never mind, at least it extends the nectar for the Butterflies that are still around. I need to get a few more types for next year, this lull in plants is not good for the insects.
Sea Thrift sits next to the Geranium above, and it’s being swamped, so I think I will move it into the tier where it can grow in peace.
Hoverfly on Astrantia, this is the second flush and very welcome too!
Brachycome is flowering again after I bought it half dead a few weeks ago… It’s a nice simple little flower, very similar to the Asters.
Coreopsis is still flowering, and so far Mr Fox hasn’t dug it up yet! Woo hoo!!!
Cyclamen looking very pretty… I actually wish I’d got them near the house now… I never see them… Well, I guess it gives me a good reason to go out into the garden!
Coneflower, I love these… I’ve collected seeds and will have a go at growing my own next year!
Shasta Daisy is by the side of the house with the Rose, adding some colour to the otherwise dull and lifeless area.
Sweet Peas are a rare sight in the garden… Only because I pick them every couple of days for my vase… The perfume is wonderful, I don’t think I’ll ever be without it.
Verbena and Cosmos… Sadly the Verbena seems to be coming to an end… Although it’s now my chance to collect the seeds for next year!
Bee on Verbena Bonariensis
Sedum in the late sun… It’s quite stunning when you get close!
I know it looks like there are still lots in flower, but trust me it’s all looking very bare, it’s quite depressing going outside! However it just makes me more determined to ensure that next year there is plenty of interest until October…