Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – August 2015
Wow, the year really is slipping by. Let’s try not to think about the coming change in seasons and enjoy what we have.
I think we’re in a little bit of a lull at the moment, until the Rudbekias are fully out and the roses have another flush. Ragwort is providing lots of colour, although it is now beginning to finish and I will have to cut them back soon before they seed everywhere.
This year I’ve added a few new plants I’ve never tried before, all sown from seed and I think I might well grow them again in future. The Zinna, Tithonia and Salvia are all new this year and a pleasant surprise is the Sanguisorba blooming for the first time since I got it… OK so when I bought it, it had blooms on it but since then I’ve never had any. Only the one stem, but better than nothing!
You’ll be seeing plenty more of these Dahlias in the future… I apologise in advance.
Orange is by far the dominant colour in the front garden at the moment. That is if one doesn’t look up, as there’s also plenty of pink roses around.
I must bring some Buddleja blooms indoors to enjoy their perfume… Although if I’m honest I’m in love with the Sweet pea perfume instead. It never ceases to amaze me that just one little flower is enough to perfume a room. Honest. At times I’ve had just one in a small vase and sure enough I can smell it.
Another return this year is the Echinacea, I thought it had died just like all Coneflowers do here. But sure enough, after a hiatus it’s decided to pop up again, only a couple of blooms but I’m happy regardless.
Hot lips Salvia is taking over the pot… I know. Honest. Usually it isn’t this large. I think it’s really benefitted from the care and attention I’ve been giving it as I’ve been working hard to keep the pots and baskets well watered this year. I really ought to have it in the ground really. But for this year I’ll forgive it swamping the other summer bedding plants.
Today we’ll finish with slightly wider shots of the Aster border which is the focal point in late summer as the Aster, Persicara and Sedum will bloom. Grasses also help to keep late interest (most are not in the shot).