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Mid-August flowers in my garden.

hywel

By hywel

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The garden is very overgrown and looks a mess to me, so I’ve started to cut back lots.
However, I think the autumn will see to most of it, and then I want to do a lot of rearranging for next year,
to make it easier to look after :o)

So I haven’t shown any general shots, because there’s nothing nice to see,
but here are some individual flower photos, which I took in the middle of all the overgrowth :-

Two phloxes
pink and mauve …

A pretty little shrub I don’t know the name of … :-

Hemerocallis ‘Laura Pooh’ :-

Another Hemerocallis, but I don’t know the name.
(In fact I don’t know where it came from. It was here last summer, but I don’t remember buying it, nor planting it !)
:-

Platycodon – blue and white :-

A pretty little hardy Fuchsia ‘Foxgrove Wood’ :-

Clematises ….
growing wild this year, and out of control :(

Ville de Lion :-

Venosa Violacea :-

Kaiu … which is rampant. It’s 8 feet tall, and has spread into all the surrounding shrubs :-

Lady Diana, also over 8 feet tall :-

Hardy Geraniums :-

A lovely blue Hibiscus, with many flowers this year :)
:-

Berries on Hypericum androsaemum :-

And on Ilex ‘Golden King’ :-

Osteospermum :-

Anemone japonica :-

Bronze Fennel :-

Red Flax – Linum grandiflorum :-

And today we’ve had our first heavy rain for many weeks – which is unusual for here :)
and some thunder this morning as well …
I was glad to see it :o)

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so many flowers Hywel...it looks great. hope you didnt get too much wind and rain today..:-)

10 Aug, 2014

 

What wonderful flowers Hywel, I know you plan to rearrange etc but I hope you manage to keep most of these, it would be a shame if you lost them.

10 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you Sandra :) We had thunder and heavy rain this morning but the afternoon was just showery. It was a bit breezy too lol but it's eased off now.
Hope it's all right with you ...

Thank you Waddy :) I've been making a short list of things to get rid of, but there's nothing on it lol ...

10 Aug, 2014

 

all looks really pretty, i like the chimney in the
Hardy Geraniums photo, if that is what it is? if not i
still like!

10 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you :) Yes that's what it is. I've got 3 of them ...

10 Aug, 2014

 

We are having rain here to but the garden will be very grateful for it and I for one am pleased no watering this weekend!
You've got lots going on this August Hywel. You've a gorgeous pair of phlox there. Seeing the berries, reminds us that autumn is not far away!

10 Aug, 2014

 

thank you, :-)

10 Aug, 2014

 

We have had torrential rain & thunder & wind today lasting about half an hour, then the sun came out and then the same again a few hours later, we needed the rain. I am interested in how you are going to do your borders Hywel to make it easier, that is what I need to do too at the moment everything has finished flowering. :(

10 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you all :o)

Scottish, there are lots of berries in my garden, and my two Cotoneasters are full of them -
but I forgot to take their photos :( lol !

Grandmage, I don't know exactly what I'll be doing yet. I'll probably design it as I go along lol
Anyway, lots of things will go ...
I'm sorry everything has finished flowering with you. That's a bit early isn't it. I hope you'll have some more colour later in the year. Maybe the rain will help :)

10 Aug, 2014

 

Your garden doesn't seem lacking in colour to me,Hywel..some lovely plants there..I noticed you said you had three chimney pots..one would be ideal for 'Lena',wouldn't it? I do like that Hypericum too..is it a big one,and does it need to be kept under control? i fancy a compact medium size ,so one like yours might or might not be suitable for the space I have in mind..The Bronze Fennel is lovely too..:o)

10 Aug, 2014

 

Have you got Lena Hywel? Plenty here if you want some.
I'm still chuckling about your list with nothing on it. I'm hopeless at throwing things out, it feels so ungrateful and cruel to just let them die.

10 Aug, 2014

 

Hywel and Grandmage, i decided to make a 'dry' section of my gravel border to save carrying some of the water
next June/July. Have been pleased at the effect Grasses
have in Ceramic pots on this area, so have extended it
now. Sempervivums in one circular trough, and
Dianthus 'Rainbow' plants for next year in the other one.
A concrete 'Rambling Boot' that looked wrong elsewhere
fits perfectly. Some horded ornamental bricks too.
Its amazing how many suitable objects are in a garden
doing relatively nothing for their keep.

10 Aug, 2014

 

What lovely flower photos Hywel, the Kaiu and Lady Diana Clematis are very dainty looking - even if they are rampant, nice to see all your flowers still looking good :o)

10 Aug, 2014

 

I agree there are some lovely flowers there. What a pretty little flower the flax is.

10 Aug, 2014

 

Lovely photo's Hywel, especially like the ones taken against the blue sky, you have a grand selection in your garden, aren't the phlox lovely, I have the gorgeous purple, I bought some in the spring as plug plants and shared with my daughter, she already has a gorgeous white and one of the new ones in her garden has turned out to be pink, still waiting for others to open, between us we're hoping to have a share out in a couple of years time of the various colours..
I like your shortlist it appeals to me and my way of gardening, I'm terrible when it comes to rearranging, I just end up popping the plants elsewhere in the garden as I can't bear to get rid of them, I do give the thugs a Chelsea Chop every year, mind that usually ends up with them breathing a sigh of relief and rewarding me by growing twice as fast the following year....Very windy and soggy here in Lincs, think I'll have a vase of gladioli on show in the morning......

10 Aug, 2014

 

I especially loved Lady Diana - named for a lovely lady.

11 Aug, 2014

 

You have some lovely flowers Hywel...

11 Aug, 2014

 

You've been doing the same job as me, Hywel, my garden was impossible to move round it was so overgrown! You have some lovely plants there so I hope your 'short' list stays short :)

11 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you all for reading my blog :o)

Yes Bloomer, I think I may put Lena in one of the chimneys next year - good idea ... thank you :)

Steragram, I've got 2 Lenas :) Thanks anyway

11 Aug, 2014

 

What a lovely colourful blog to read on a dull and grey evening ... thanks for sharing your photos Hywel. :o)

11 Aug, 2014

 

Diane...............thanks for that tip, I might just do that to mine, I have however planted six different grasses through the border, they are looking lovely but of course they dont have any colour to them although i like them. I might plant more, then will see what happens, the change in our weather is quite hard to keep up with!

11 Aug, 2014

 

Wonderful assortment there Hywel love yhe Kaiu and Hibicus .

12 Aug, 2014

 

What a wonderful collection of plants Hywel, I`m so envious of your clems Diana and Violacea I planted both of these in April 2013 and neither of them has flowered as yet.

12 Aug, 2014

 

How lovely to have so much colour Hywel.

12 Aug, 2014

 

Hywel, there is always so much interest and colour in your garden, love it. I adore Phlox too, your Clematis are brilliant.

12 Aug, 2014

 

A beautiful collection of plants in a lovely garden
Hope your future planning goes well.
Marjorie

13 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you all for your comments :) Much appreciated ...

13 Aug, 2014

 

I like all your flowers Hywel, but my favorite is your blue Hibiscus. I have one which is pure white but the blue is very special.

16 Aug, 2014

 

Hello Hywel, how can you say your garden is a mess ! Such a large collection of plants so I'm sure it does look lovely ! I have the Lady Diana clematis , but it doesn't grow as tall as yours as it is in a big pot instead of the ground. So...you missed all that torrential rain then ! Aren't you lucky ! It was awful here and have never seen rain like it before !

16 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you both for your comments ...

Rose these flowers are to be found in amongst many overgrown shrubs, and although they look pretty individually, you would not want to see what surrounds them :D

16 Aug, 2014

 

I love the clarity of your photos, so sharp. And of course the plants themselves.

22 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you. I take loads of photos, but only show the best ones lol :)

23 Aug, 2014

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