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Blossoms in July

neellan

By neellan

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The shrubs in my garden are coming into bloom to take over from the Rhododendrons and Azaleas first the Sambucus Nigra

the bloom in close up

Kalmia Latifolia or Calico Bush I think the flowers look like Iced Gem biscuits!

Physocarpus with it’s peach coloured flowers

Looking down the drive……..

towards the Johnsons Blue Geranium and Alchemilla Mollis

Springing up all over the garden the lovely Astrantia or Hattie’s Pincushion

Just a few of the plants flowering in my garden at the beginning of July.

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bjs
Bjs
 

Very nice and well establlished

2 Jul, 2015

 

Oh gorgeous xxx
I wonder if the pink elderflower makes pink cordial?......

The iced gems (I used to pick the icing off 😶) are a delight
and hatties pincushion,lovely names....
seems you gardens blooming lovely 😊

2 Jul, 2015

 

A wonderful display,Neellan,all the foliage and flowers blend so well together..I especially love the Sambucus,and Physocarpus in among the greenery..great backdrop too..lucky you :o) x

2 Jul, 2015

 

Thank you Bjs I've been here for eighteen years so all growing well to wild!! :o)

Thank you Pam, Pink Cordial, Pink Champagne too I'm reliably informed! Iced Gems a favourite biscuit always bit off the icing too! Hatties Pincushion a much nicer name than paper flower - Astrantia's other name, Blooming for sure :o)

Thank you Bloomer, the Sambucus and Physocarpus are favourites for their dark leaf colour, love the contrast they bring to the garden - their flowers are so pretty too, as you know everything here have to do their own thing so they are hardy perennials, self seeding plants or shrubs :o) x

Thank you for liking Bathgate, TT and Drc :o)

2 Jul, 2015

 

Lovely idea then, I did make my own cordial once, its a bit tedious but nice in the end!

2 Jul, 2015

 

There may be a recipe for the Champagne on here - put on by David a few years ago! I like the look of the flowers too much to pick them though!! :o)

2 Jul, 2015

 

Lovely shrubs and plants, Neellan, especially that beautiful Sambucus. I've just purchased a very small Black Lace - rushed out last night to give it a bucket of water as it seemed to be suffering. Fingers crossed it grows big and strong like your Nigra.

2 Jul, 2015

 

Excellent. I agree with Gee, the Sambucus Nigra is stunning.
I love them but have never grown because around here they seem to get terrible problems with black fly but yours doesn't look to be suffering.
And, I agree the flower buds on Calico bush do look like Iced gems.Crikey, Iced Gems, I haven't seen those in years.I used to have them after swimming at our local pool as a child. (Or a waggon Wheel)

2 Jul, 2015

 

I never liked iced gems but Wagon Wheels, yummy and they were huge :)

2 Jul, 2015

 

Ha ha...yes, they are more like the size of a jammy dodger now Gee!

2 Jul, 2015

 

Your garden is doing well Neena :)
I haven't seen Iced Gem Biscuits for years. I used to like them :)

2 Jul, 2015

 

Thank you Gee hope your Black Lace grows well for you, the Sambucus is a favourite of mine :o)

Thank you Paulspatch glad you like the Sambucus too, no problem with Black Fly here I'm glad to say! I haven't seen Iced Gems (or Waggon wheels) for ages either - memories!

Thank you Hywel everything growing well including the weeds - keeps me on my toes/knees!! we'll have to start a Bring back Iced Gems campaign :o)

2 Jul, 2015

 

Yes ! lol :o)

2 Jul, 2015

 

:o)

2 Jul, 2015

 

You've pruned the Sambucus into a very attractive shape. It beautiful. Have you tried making elderflower tea? I'm planning to do it tomorrow - one flower makes plenty for two large mugfuls.

2 Jul, 2015

 

Thank you Steragram glad you approve of my pruning!not tried that but think I can spare one flower to give it a try! i'll let you know :o)

2 Jul, 2015

 

Thank you for liking Peterathome, Samjp and Klahanie :o)

7 Jul, 2015

 

Wonderful garden and planting, I just love the Sambucus;0))

30 Jul, 2015

 

Thank you Pansyp I'm pleased you like it, Sambucus is a favourite of mine :o)

30 Jul, 2015

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