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August Pinks

Janey

By Janey

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I remember my last blog when the weather had been constant rain, my garden seemed to have sun of it’s own with so many yellow flowering plants, that was early July.
Now we’re into August and the main flowering colour is pink, so if that’s the colour you like, here are some pics of what’s flowering here today.

The wall baskets are planted with different pink Surfinias
and below tubs of Fuchsias, even though this is a shady site, they’re very happy here.

The pale salmon pink Fuchsia on the left is Southgate, the standard which Ian has grown this year is Orange Crush, though it does look dark pink underneath. It does have three stems which have been plaited together. Hopefully next summer it will have matured a lot.

Looking out of the kitchen window, more Surfinias, or Petunias, I find myself dead-heading them every day and they are so sticky!

There they all are outside the window, there’s also a pink pelargonium in the window trough. The lovely dark Dahlia is a gift from Amy, Bishop of Llandaff, and after a good pruning by the snails is budding up again…:o)

Bright Cosmos….I’ve two large pots of these, all different shades of pink.

A metal tub of Argyranthemum, another one that needs regular dead-heading, but it’s worth it….loads more flowers.

Now the trellis is full of everlasting sweet pea, what a pity they’re not scented though.

Climbing Rose Compassion is having another flush of flowers and these are scrambling through the Japanese Cherry tree.

This Hydrangea paniculata is flowering really well this year, the other one which is a few feet away has none at all!

New Dawn is still busy flowering away, worth it’s weight this one…:o)

Close-up of Cosmos….I like the dark pink ring around the centre.

And lovely dark pink beauty Lily Landini, she almost looks regal amongst my cottage garden flowers…:o)

That’s it for the August pinks, now I wonder what colour September will bring…….:o)))

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A really lovely selection of plants you have here Janey. They all look so pretty and healthy. A lovely blog.

1 Aug, 2012

 

Lovely . . . "in the pink" Janey! I think two shades of a colour look very attractive together, like the basket in your pics 2 & 3, beautiful :)

1 Aug, 2012

 

I agree, you do have a lovely garden.

1 Aug, 2012

 

Wonderful photos, Janey.
Pretty pics :o)))

1 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks girls....lets hope August brings us a lot more sun!!

1 Aug, 2012

 

Lovely assortment of pink flowers there Janey

1 Aug, 2012

 

love your pink in August pcs janey, im a pink fan lol
garden looking fab to hope your both well :o)) x

1 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks Sheila...:))
I know you are San!...lol. Yes we are San.....all going as planned, Ian can be amongst people now, thank goodness, don't tell anyone, it's my 60th Sunday, so we have to go out for that...:)). Hope alls well with you too, love your art work pics youve shown us, you clever girl!

1 Aug, 2012

 

That was lovely, Janey. You've some beautiful flowers there, but I especially love your stone wall; such a perfect backdrop for everything. That lily is a real stunner!

1 Aug, 2012

 

Your garden is lovely in pink. My garden was mostly pink in May :o)

1 Aug, 2012

 

Pleased you like it Tuesday, the stone wall does make a lot of shade though....:((
Hi Hywel....it's funny how a certain colour seems to dominate your garden isn't it?

1 Aug, 2012

 

wow,beautiful garden:)

1 Aug, 2012

 

What a picture, every plant looks so healthy and in the pink, a wonderful garden, and I just love those dark lilies...

1 Aug, 2012

 

I think pink is my favourite flower colour. Your garden looks wonderful Janey. Jx

1 Aug, 2012

 

Beautiful, I love pink flowers..:)))

1 Aug, 2012

 

Gorgeous garden Janey....

1 Aug, 2012

 

amazing! Love your fuchsia...i am not so lucky with mine...drying out...too hot outside ( 90+ degrees) and not enough sun inside ( windows are tinted). I love your petunias! I have some and the color is so vibrant...purple!
Great job on your garden..enjoy!

2 Aug, 2012

 

Lovely pics Janey, I love your wall too ...in fact I love your garden, I may have mentioned that before lol. Funny about your hydrangea not flowering, one of mine has no flowers either. I do have one the same as the one in your pic and that's flowering beautifully too:-)

2 Aug, 2012

 

Absolute pinkish, lol. Beautiful views. Love your garden arrangement, must be nice to spend there a lot of time.
So this is New Dawn rose? I have heard about it, I was even looking for it, but I did not find it. It looks really great. My favourite here is Compassion rose. It is even perfect photo :)))

4 Aug, 2012

amy
Amy
 

All my favourite summer colours Janey ,I can only echo what everybody else has already said your garden is so pretty packed full of delightful plants and colour , I have always loved your walls and with the plants as an added attraction it looks spectacular :o))

4 Aug, 2012

taz
Taz
 

Hi janey, your garden is lovely , I am very envious of your rose compassion, I have one in a large half beer barrel, its been in about two years but have never had more the three flowers at a time, about six through the season.whats your secret. all your plants look really healthy

4 Aug, 2012

 

Well what a lot of lovely comments....thanks everyone!
Thank you Shahida, Dd and Jane, yes I'm liking pink more and more, it goes great with lilacy blues and greys doesn't it?
Thanks Michaella and Moti, Garden4,yes it does sound like your temps are too high, I have the fuchsias in the shade and they are so thirsty too! The petunias are full of flowers this year, they've been late with the cool wet weather and have really come into their own now,
Ike you I love the vivid colours....:))
Aw thanks Ba, hydrangeas can be temperamental can't they, I bet next year, it'll be the other way round....:))
Glad you like it Katarina, like you I prefer the Compassion, even though the ND seems to flower forever, it's a bit pale for me, and Compassion is budding up again!
Many thanks Amy, we are lucky to have that wall, even though I don't think it's great for Feng Shui...:)),it is lovely stone.
Thanks Taz, this Compassion was bought off EBay as something else, and like yours for the first few years had just a few flowers. Then it seemed to really take off and with the rain this year has been flowering all summer. I have the cherry in front, which I thought I may move, but the Rose has pushed it's way through quite happily . I'm wondering if your rose would be better in the garden where it could have a cooler root run?

5 Aug, 2012

 

I think the combination white daisys with the Landini lily is smashing. I am definitely do this next year. Went to the Dr. today, and he said "you are still quite young", I hit 78 this year. So am planning on some new plants as of next year's blooming. When you get as old as I am, you think, i've enough in these gardens. But New Dawn I will have to try again, yours is so inviting. Our gardens are suffering the opposite, rocket high temps and no rain...

7 Aug, 2012

 

Thank you Wells! Don't forget 70 is the new 50 so that makes me 40 .....lol! New Dawn is a fabulous Rose Wells, when I look at my Rose arch, it's the only one still flowering away! Compassion still busy, and it has beautiful bronze leaves......I think my favourite one. I see you are in Vermont, we usually get your weather when you've finished with it....:)) that may mean a long hot late summer, I wish!

12 Aug, 2012

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