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Sun in the garden

Janey

By Janey

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So another grey, cool, windy day is nearly over and now we’re into July, what has happened to Summer this year?
Fed up with hoping the days will bring some sunshine, I decided to check the garden for the brightest sunniest plants, and there are so many! Splashes of sunshine yellow everywhere….and here they are.

Just outside the kitchen doors are pots of Lilies, and these yellow Stargazers are just Singing in the Rain…:o)

Creamy yellow Marguerites are flowering well in tubs and baskets, on this shady side of the garden.

More basket plants, I love Bidens and this one is a beauty…Pirate’s Treasure.

Further down the garden in the damp and shade, Welsh Poppies are lighting up a sunless spot.

All around, Corydalis Lutea is quite happy enjoying the damp conditions.

On the left side of the trellis Rambling Rose Bobby James
is a picture of cream and gold….the first time it’s flowered…:o)

Through the gate and by the greenhouse, Verbascums Banana Custard are in full bloom and height…over 8ft!

Back through the gate and on the sunny side of the arch, climbing Rose Graham Thomas is in full regal splendour.

Nearby, another climber Golden Showers doesn’t mind the rain at all.

Not having dry and dusty conditions this year the Calendulas have been flowering since April.

Not waiting for the sun, Achillea Cloth of Gold, has just begun colouring up.

In the herb garden, Creeping Jenny, Lysmachia seems to have found a home, flower buds just beginning to form.

And nearby, snails are having a game slithering across Sedum Stonecrop, with it’s bright yellow star flowers.

Looking above the herb garden, this Lonicera has its roots in next doors and flowers in mine….:o)))

And just to think that’s all, looking down on everything from dizzy heights, another pad of sunny Sedum……now that’s why the gutter leaks!

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A great collection of yellow Janey - a colour I have very little of in th garden. I must work on this. Thanks for sharing x

1 Jul, 2012

 

What a load of sunshine you have going on there Janey. I almost did similar blog the other day, but I wouldn't have done nearly as good a job as you've done here.....aren't those verbascums stunning? I love the colour! Glad that Golden showers doesn't mind rain as mine is just starting to flower and it's pouring down .....'again'.... :( Thanks for the sunshine! :D

1 Jul, 2012

 

Wow Janey! Love Bobby James and Banana Custard . . . lovely photos.

1 Jul, 2012

 

Great photos. Love the verbascum.

1 Jul, 2012

 

They might have raindrops on them but still looking lovely Janey, no rain here but really cold, in fact I had a fleece on earlier......

1 Jul, 2012

 

And I hear this song when reading your optimistic blog - in spite of all -:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrbni0tVBZ8&feature=related

:))))

1 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely photo's, all very "sunny" and especially the sedum in the gutter ! :0))

1 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks girls....:o)) Those verbascums are gorgeous and huge! I grew them from seeds Simbad sent a couple of years ago....thanks Kathy...:o))

1 Jul, 2012

 

Bright & beautiful Janey....

1 Jul, 2012

 

it all looks really beautiful

1 Jul, 2012

 

I love your yellow theme,Janey..it looks so nice all toning in together..I don't have a lot of yellow either,and sometimes it doesn't always seem to fit in,if you know what I mean..but what the heck,it's cheerful :o)

1 Jul, 2012

 

Oh! thankyou....my favourite colour. Lovely blog Janey. Your Verbascums are beautiful. You have some really nice plants.

1 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely sunny plants you've got there Janey

1 Jul, 2012

 

Sunshine to order there Janey wow suddenly the grey skies and rain have gone1 [in your garden anyway].

1 Jul, 2012

 

You`ve made your own rays of sunshine with such beautiful planting Janey, love them all.

1 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely cheery, sunny pics :) I had a similar sedum to yours appear in a shady wet spot on my drive, tried to move it and killed it all :( I also have creeping Jenny....... But would call her running heheee, got bits everywhere now :)

1 Jul, 2012

 

Nice to see some sunshine Janey :o)

1 Jul, 2012

 

BTW I love that rose Golden showers.
Sorry for the 2 separate comments lol

2 Jul, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Your sun -shiny garden is enough to chase all the grey clouds away Janey , sparkling / glittering / glowing with cheerful bright colour , did you really let those snails escape ? My verbascum grown from the seeds you sent are just beginning to flower ,if they look as good as your I shall be happy :o)

2 Jul, 2012

 

Banana custard, beautiful! Such a lot of sunshine in your garden, Janey, even in the rain. You must have a rainbow permanently over your garden :)

2 Jul, 2012

 

What a ray of sunshine your lovely flowers bring into our lives today! With all the grey, wet weather we need something like that! Well done! :-))

2 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks everyone for all the great comments, I love yellow in the garden, I know it's not everyones cup of tea, but amongst other plants it really brightens things up....and don't we need that!! I'm afraid those snails are getting their way this year Amy, slip sliding away, what the heck....:)))

2 Jul, 2012

 

Gosh, your blooms are looking spectacular Mrs! My blooms seem a bit soggy and wet - so as to speak! Jx

2 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Jane.....half my plants are horizontal though now....:0((

4 Jul, 2012

 

Oh rats, not a good look for a plant. :-(

4 Jul, 2012

 

lovely photos Janey so much bright colour, my margerites are getting flatterned with rain so next year im going to get some of them round metal suports for alot of my plants, the rain is getting me down as i cant cut the grass or do much at all, i need summer :o)

5 Jul, 2012

 

That IS a good idea San, I've pruned lots of mine back, in between the showers! especially the nepeta which was laying 2ft into the lawn......also Ive had a problem with my ginger neutered tom Teddy, he's been marking his territory and more besides including a pair of my shoes...:o(( Ive had him to the vets to no avail, and I was wondering if the Nepeta was making him frisky....fingers crossed things will be back to normal soon, I can't be doing with THAT smell!
We're all fed up now aren't we, this weekend here is going to be worse than ever, thank goodness were on the highest ground in the village......hope you'll be fine in Blackpool. X

5 Jul, 2012

 

Janey, please could you tell me what that gorgeous pink flower is with the Welsh poppies? I'm lusting after it!

16 Jul, 2012

 

Steady on,Sheila ! Lol.

16 Jul, 2012

 

Ha Bloomer!

Well I think that's Geranium endressii Sheila, very easy geranium, pretty mid green leaves and smothered in these pink flowers whatever the weather. Makes a nice mound. Have plenty if you'd like some?

16 Jul, 2012

 

I couldn't possibly refuse a kind offer like that, Janey. I think they look gorgeous (mind you I love anything pink - no comments please Bloomer!!)

I'd better look it up in my Geranium book to make sure it's not one I've already got, lol. And then send you a PM . . . thanks.

16 Jul, 2012

 

Your more than welcome!....:o))

16 Jul, 2012

 

Mouth zipped,Sheila ! :o))

16 Jul, 2012

 

Not for long, Bloomer!!

17 Jul, 2012

 

you know me too well,Sheila .Lol.My dad used to say I was immunised with a gramophone needle ! :o)

17 Jul, 2012

 

Lol :)

18 Jul, 2012

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