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HOT, HOT, HOT!

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Well, the weather may not be, at least not here in Somerset, but my hot border is…errrr…HOT. Come over here and I’ll show you…

The hot border

Group in the hot border

Hot Heleniums

Clash!

Oh, Ann Folkard – you do clash well!

Add a jazzy lily!

Inula hookeri is joining in

Dahlias too

Lobelia ‘Fan Scarlet’ is so RED HOT

Plus Crocosmias, Heleniums & Geraniums

Put them all together – and you get HOT, HOT, HOT!

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Isn't nature wonderful. Lovely blog Spritz, photos great. Well done.

8 Aug, 2010

 

love your hot border...great photos of beautiful plants...

8 Aug, 2010

 

Are you sure you're not at Great Dixter today ? Lol ! Beautiful clashes of hot colours there.

8 Aug, 2010

 

I can feel the heat from here Spritz. It's absolutely gorgeous.

8 Aug, 2010

 

Lovely hot colours they all look fabulous together thanks for warming up the day :o)

8 Aug, 2010

 

Wow, lovely hot borders, so beautiful. thanks for sharing them with us.

8 Aug, 2010

 

These are lovely borders a great hot mix ,plus two lovely Geraniums.

8 Aug, 2010

 

Positively on fire!!! Wonderful

9 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks all - I don't think that I'd want more than one hot border in my garden...your eyes would need a rest, wouldn't they... I 'do' love the clashes though!

I hope Christopher Lloyd would like it - I think he'd approve, having seen his work....:-)))

9 Aug, 2010

mad
Mad
 

Spritz, WOW! Its beautiful and I'm sure Christopher Lloyd would strongly approve. I don't call it clashing, I call it contrast and mingle and vibrant. I really love it, so packed. One of the best I've seen.

9 Aug, 2010

 

Love those clashes!

9 Aug, 2010

 

i love hot hot hot toooooooooooo. mine is full of it and yours is fantastic. love all clashing colors

9 Aug, 2010

 

What a lovely hot border, mind you all your garden is lovely, thanks for sharing i really enjoyed looking at it.

9 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks, folks - I love it, too - I'll be looking out for even brighter dahlias next time...and why not? I'm pleased that I'm not the only one who likes 'hot' colours! :-)))

9 Aug, 2010

 

This is wonderful, Spritz! Everytime I see a blog on your garden, it takes me straight back there, oh how I wish I lived closer! Love this 'Hot' bed, great photos too~this border reflects the lovely warmth of your great personality and welcome. A joy to see as always my dearest friend.... :~))xx

9 Aug, 2010

 

Hi Flori - it didn't look like this when you were here, did it? I wish you could see it 'for real' as well...you could have a private viewing! LOL. xxx

9 Aug, 2010

 

I love HOT too Spritz it really perks you up and puts a zing in your step.

9 Aug, 2010

 

I agree with that! 'Zing' is good! :-))) Thanks, Stroller.

9 Aug, 2010

 

wow my fingers are on fire on my keyboard barbara lol, lovely blog and great pics of your hot boarder to ;o))

9 Aug, 2010

 

LOL Sandra! Thank you. :-))))

9 Aug, 2010

 

Fantastic. Given me some idea's for the bowling green next year. Will have to pick your brains soon.

10 Aug, 2010

 

You'd be very welcome, Littlelegs. :-)) Ask away!

10 Aug, 2010

 

Brilliant,Spritz,I love hot colour schemes too..even on a grey day,they brighten
everything around..lovely..

10 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks, Bloomer. I bought another 'hot' plant today - sadly not a hardy one - but it's a great colour! It's called an Asclepias and I haven't come across it before.

10 Aug, 2010

 

What a wonderful cheerfull border

10 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks, Maggy - it is a happy place! :-)))

11 Aug, 2010

 

Wow, these platns are just gorgeous!!! I love your colour scheme, Spritz. Great blog :o)

11 Aug, 2010

 

Lovely border Spritz, I am really getting into these Zingy hot colours :-))
Ps Hope Henry is ok today

11 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks, Pip, and Anne...The 'hot' colours are great fun to put together, as you need to get them as clash-y as possible!

Henry had another fit last night...we have an appointment at the Vet Hospital tomorrow. He's OK today, but it was awful last night. :-((

11 Aug, 2010

 

Hope all goes well tomorrow xx

11 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks, Anne... xx

11 Aug, 2010

 

Smashing blog Spritz, I ilke to see 'hot' border at this time of the year. I hope Henry OK.

11 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks, Rbt...at the moment, he seems to be, but we're waiting for the vet to look him over tomorrow - and put him on medication.

Glad you approve of my hot border! :-)

11 Aug, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Fabulous Hot Border Barbara , a kaleidoscope of colour ..

I hope all goes well for Henry tomorrow Barbara , it's so worrying to see your pets unwell , fingers crossed .. x

11 Aug, 2010

 

What a lovely comment...thank you.

Also thanks for the good wishes. It's awful to see him ill....and a bit scary, too.

11 Aug, 2010

 

Sensational border, brings the sunshine all by itself.
Thinking of Henry tomorrow, he looks a great dog.

11 Aug, 2010

 

He is, Troddles...

Thanks...I'm glad you like my hot border...:-)))

11 Aug, 2010

 

It looks fantastic.........I am sure CL would approve .

11 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks, Dd......I appreciate that. :-))))

11 Aug, 2010

 

ohh how LOVELY - i adore colour en-mass like that - (envy envy LOL) love to Henry too =)) XO

11 Aug, 2010

 

Good luck, give Henry a pat for me! :o)

11 Aug, 2010

 

Henry's getting lots of extra pats from you all out there! He's loving the attention...

Pip, thank you....

Cate, thanks for your lovely comment. :-))

12 Aug, 2010

 

Oh my goodness what a border to die for......I wish and wish and wish.

12 Aug, 2010

 

It's only a matter of choosing the right plants, Scabious...if you have space, that is. It's taken a few years to build this up, so that it improves each year. I've moved plants around, too, in the process. It still needs some work!

I'm glad you like it....

12 Aug, 2010

 

Beautiful Spritz....I love it when all these colours get together.......

13 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks - guess what! So do I...only don't tell anyone...lol.

13 Aug, 2010

 

It`s fantastic Barbara, it really is HOT,HOT,HOT! :o)

29 Aug, 2010

 

Thank you, Sandra...it's still going strong! :-))

29 Aug, 2010

 

Better than Chelsea and might even be better than Christo!!!!!

30 Aug, 2010

 

Never.....couldn't be....he was 'the best'. :-)))

Now some of the Chelsea gardens....hmmmm....LOL.

30 Aug, 2010

 

Christo was certainly your inspiration. He dared to shock the establishment taking out a rosebed in his own garden that had been there for years. With his new colourful planting he inspired others to be bolder and more adventurous. Your plant associations are easier for us to follow than Shocking bannanas and prima donna Cannas Spritz!!

31 Aug, 2010

 

He got criticised, too - but I've had such lovely comments...:-)

Yes, I saw both gardens, Dorjac - we lived in Kent for many years and visited Great Dixter several times! I know which I preferrred, too! I 'do' have a Canna in a pot, but my 'hot' border faces east so it wouldn't thrive in there....no bananas though. :-(

31 Aug, 2010

 

This garden is so lovely, i only wish i had the space. If it was mine i would sit and look at it for hours, pure bliss.

31 Aug, 2010

 

Thank you, Clarkey - and welcome to GOY!

31 Aug, 2010

 

I've taken some notes for planting next year Barbara. I am always trying to extend the flowering calendar.
Looks great!

7 Nov, 2010

 

Hi Linda - well, it did back in August! LOL. Thanks. :-)

7 Nov, 2010

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