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The last day of August [1]

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It has been a funny month weather wise and today was no exception. The forecast was for rain for us after 2 pm but we did have showers at 10 and then again at 11.30.
I took the camera out in between to see what was going on in the garden.

Hope you like my flowers.
Anemone huphenis

A. japonica ‘September Charm’

Achillea ‘Cassiss’

A. japonica Queen Charlotte and a nasturtium running through it.

Lemon Queen with a damp bee !

Love this plant Turtle head or Chelonia obliqua

Clematis supposedly Ladybird Johnson.

This is known as the cowslip clematis.

Hope this doesn’t get frosted tonight. there is a risk of ground frost according to our weather girl :o(

this magic fountain delphinium has sent up another flower spike.

a bee on the delphinium bee. plenty of bees about today.

Forgotten I had planted this lovely gladdy. it is Plum Tart.

two lovely pale Morning Glories

I love the soft apricot colour of this self sown nasturtium.

Nigella, one of my all time favourite annuals. I sowed seed 20 years ago and I let them self seed every year since. I get some wonderful shades of blue.

I have more photos but I will do a second blog as this is getting a bit too long.

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Some lovely flowers there. Love the delphinium.

31 Aug, 2017

 

Iam really pleased with it as I had grown them from mixed seed

1 Sep, 2017

 

It's a lovely dark colour isn't it.

1 Sep, 2017

 

What beautiful flowers and I love that Gladdy...such a rich colour. Hope you didn't get any frost, although it drop colder last night.

1 Sep, 2017

 

Nice to see "Plum Tart" something I have grown many moons ago and forgot until I seen your photo

Gg

1 Sep, 2017

 

My sort of colour scheme, blues and pinks with touch of light yellow - lovely. That nasturtium is a beauty - you never know what you're going to get with those!

1 Sep, 2017

 

I have a pinkand blue border next to the road and a yellow/orange red border under the windows and then a mixed border down both sides of the front garden.

1 Sep, 2017

 

I struggled with a pink and blue bed for a while but it kept being invaded by marigold self seeds and I hadn't the heart to turf them out. Its a mess at present and needs a good reorganise.

1 Sep, 2017

 

I know the feeling. the jap anemones are in the hot bed and they are rather pink but They are in the best place to avoid invasion of other places.

1 Sep, 2017

 

Very colourful. I enjoyed seeing your Morning Glorys. Mine never came to anything this year.
Never heard of that Clematis - interesting to see a different one.
I hope you don't have any frost. It's far too soon.

1 Sep, 2017

 

it has suffered a bit with mildew this year with it being so wet I suppose.

1 Sep, 2017

 

Hi Sbg, lots of colour there, like you I don't think that Clematis is ladybird Johnson, I'm fairly sure that is much darker than this one, still nice though, Derek.

1 Sep, 2017

 

We haven't been able to grow clematis until the last couple of years. I do like your two and had just made a note of the name "Ladybird Johnson" when I saw that Derek doesn't think it is that one!
Garden could do with some rain down here!!

1 Sep, 2017

 

it is darker in life Derek but the flash went off. I've looked on line at other pictures and it is a better match than my picture suggests. So here's hoping....

2 Sep, 2017

 

Hi Sbg, I'll let you off then 😊, Derek.

2 Sep, 2017

 

you aremost kind sir :o))

3 Sep, 2017

 

😊😊😊😊

3 Sep, 2017

 

Lovely selection of plants Seaburn, I do try to sort out a proper colour scheme but I'm afraid it rarely happens that way, why change the habits of a lifetime... lol....

3 Sep, 2017

 

You have some wonderful photos there, SBG! 👍😃

Your "damp bee" doesn't seem to be wet at all!

I had the same colours of Morning Glory as well as the same two but much darker up until last year when they reverted to their original blue/purple.

The yellow Dahlia looks really magnificent! My son has a similar one in his garden. Unfortunately, I can't grow them like that on the balcony as they seem to become a "magnet" for all the earwigs in town! The couple of years I tried they ended up looking like lace curtains!

What a magnificent Gladiolus flower spike! It's a lovely colour!

4 Sep, 2017

 

When I planted my main border, I had the idea to plant a scheme working through the colours of a rainbow but with varying plant heights & positions it all went by the board & turned out to be quite different.
Well, you know what they say about the best plans of mice & men ......

5 Sep, 2017

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