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Our new garden is coming along

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It is really filling out now, and I’m very happy with the plants – particularly Penstemons, Phlox and Verbena. Having a little greenhouse in May, I was able to take cuttings of Salvias and grow seeds of Cosmos and Malva moschata amongst others.

In this first photo, I was trying to show that the deep pink Cosmos were peeping above the Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ but the photo didn’t work very well (too much of the Laurel hedge)!

Perhaps this gives you a better idea? I have never known Cosmos grow to 6 feet before . . .

Yellow Petunia with Pieris in tub


Pots of Agapanthus, Pelargonium, Hakonechloa macra, with Phlox ‘bright eyes’ behind and Gaura.


New herb bed

White and Yellow Cosmos which the bees love

Phlox Crème brulee


I will try to do better another time!

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Looking great Sheila, you've done so well and the garden will just keep on getting better.

5 Aug, 2018

 

Do enjoy following your progress, Sheila.

5 Aug, 2018

 

doing well there. looks lovely and so full of promise.

5 Aug, 2018

 

Thanks so much for your kind comments Dawn, Julia and Eileen :)

5 Aug, 2018

 

Lots of color everywhere Sheila. Nice yellow & white cosmo display. Esp with the phlox creme brulee - a combo I would never thought of.

5 Aug, 2018

 

Thank you Paul :)

6 Aug, 2018

 

Nice to have so many white and cream flowers this year - good cooling colours for hot days. Love the white cosmos.

6 Aug, 2018

 

Thanks Sue :)

6 Aug, 2018

 

Lovely plants ... must be such a joy to see them in your new garden ... :o)

6 Aug, 2018

 

Pretty garden, Sheila... phlox is super !

7 Aug, 2018

 

Thank you Shirley and Terra . . . yes, I do feel lucky that we're enjoying it so much, especially the shady seating area!

7 Aug, 2018

 

Lovely choices and I am sure you are loving putting your new garden together.
The phlox is the prettiest colour! I don't grow many flowers from seed but always sow sweet peas and cosmos. Our sweet peas have been a disaster this year - tiny flowers on stems of less than two inches!! However the cosmos have been beautiful and never let me down!

7 Aug, 2018

 

Thanks Chris - and good news about the Cosmos. As to the sweet peas, you're in good company . . . even Monty Don's didn't work this year!

8 Aug, 2018

 

Ooh I like the phlox, all lovely :-))

8 Aug, 2018

 

Many thanks Daylily!

8 Aug, 2018

 

I’ve just seen that Phlox creme brûlée is available from Chiltern Seeds. Now we can all grow it!

10 Aug, 2018

 

Its going beautifully Sheila. I love seeing the new hard-landscaping looking so pristine and beautifully made. I am struggling to think where I could grow that Phlox, but it is very pretty! I love the white Phlox paniculatas. In the spring I got two 'free gifts' of 6 phlox (mixed) and half of them have turned out to be white, so they have gone in to the white garden with a shoe horn! The rest are pink so I'm hoping to sell them, although I have planted one. But the Creme Brulee is an annual phlox and I'm not big on annuals as you know. Loving your cream and pale themes though :)

12 Aug, 2018

 

Looking good Sheila, I feel so much better now as my sweetpeas were a dismal failure this year as were my green beans, I always plant them close as it helps with pollination, the drought had a lot to answer for, I also lost most of my petunia's, yours look very healthy, as Stera said, cooling colours, I love Cosmos and grow them every year, don't think mine will be as tall this year although they are picking up now, such long lasting flowering period for them as long as one continues to deadhead, your garden is lovely and can only get better...

12 Aug, 2018

 

Thanks Karen. I’ve just tried taking cuttings of P. Creme brûlée, so will see if that works - possibly not as easy as Penstemon.

Many thanks Lincs; yes, I’m deadheading daily! What a shame to lose your Petunias and Sweet peas too. We did manage to water most evenings as it’s quite a small garden - so glad we moved :)

12 Aug, 2018

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