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A July summer.


A few more things about in the garden, some seen before some for the first time.

Sempervivum flowering, quite pleasant I though.

closer of the flower, love it’s complexity.

A mixture of allium sphaerocephalon and grass Carex bronco and anomatheca laxa..

Dark lily Stargazer, bigger than its normal twin and as you can see a lot darker..

The water lily is still going strong..

This is lily golden splendour, a 6 foot beauty with a scent to match it.

Euphorbia gold foam this is still going strong, a real pleasant surprise for me.

Alstroemeria ligtu is still going strong, plus seed pods behind developing too.

Centaurea amethyst dream been flowering for months.

Echinops Ritro just starting to get it’s blue tinge to it..

Echinacea Purpurea and friend..

Harebell going strong..

My Holly’s pink ground cover rose..

Eryngium Agavifolium lovely now at the back..

My Jade’s dwarf patio rose, it’s only 12 inches high

gorgeous Silybum Marianum..

i love this white lily..

Holly’s Dianthus.

A Sedum i have scrabbling through the rockery..

the next two Dianthus are plugs from T & M last year, part of the teadrop collection i think.

Dianthus Sol

the verbena bonariensis has done really well this year.

the old squirrel grass, great annual filler,

SETARIA MACROSTACHYAWILL SCARLET’ will go a fab scarlet red in the year..

Melica altissima ‘Atropurpurea’ pic doesn’t do it justice really, it’s a lovely purple..

To finish up one of my favs Briza Maxima it’s trade mark golden colour, gently sways in the breeze..

just a quick one to throw in, this has done my head in… i can’t think what it is… i’ve had a real senior moment ….

anyway thanks for looking.. :-)

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Lots of colour .Like the close up of sempervivum !

20 Jul, 2013


I've no idea Slad, sorry. love the Briza, very chuffed with mine!

20 Jul, 2013


Cheers Paul :-)

20 Jul, 2013


The harebells are a joy - never seen them in a garden before. Great photos - love the echinops!

20 Jul, 2013


Thanks Karen, glad yours are doing well too.

Thanks Steragram yes the harebells I grew from seed then let them spread in the rockery.

20 Jul, 2013


Really well grown selection., thanks for showing

21 Jul, 2013


Very nice S'lad, I've added a white to my lily collection this year, not very tall but has given me three lovely blooms...

21 Jul, 2013


Thanks Brian.

Thanks Lincslass mines not tall either, but they are lovely.

21 Jul, 2013


I have dishes of Sepervivum I like to see the way they move round to face the sun during the day almost as though they are stretching their necks out to feel the warmth I have the harebells to like you I grew them from seed Slad one of my favourite dainty little flowers you have a great selection thanks for showing :o)

21 Jul, 2013


Thanks Amy, yes semps are lovely how they grow and spread they were my dads favourite plant.

21 Jul, 2013


As usual a varied selection SL - all looking very healthy. Your lilies are amazing. My first year at growing semps - I'm very pleased thus far!
I do like the colour of Holly's rose. Do you have a name for it?

21 Jul, 2013


Thanks Scottish, there was no name to the rose, it just had ground cover rose "pink" on the label :-)

22 Jul, 2013


Hi Slad, what a beuatiful complex garden you have ;-).
What is the name of that Echinacea purpurea? It has quite unusual flowers. Your lilies are still blooming, that s fantastic. Mine did just for one week at the very beginning of July. Since that time nothing happens. Should they bloom longer? If yes, what do they need to do so, please?

22 Jul, 2013


Hi Kat, thanks :-) , that is it's name, echinacea purpurea,
It's not fully open yet, it will go a lovely pink/purple colour. The lilies do bloom for a week mostly all they really need is sun and water..

22 Jul, 2013


Hi, Slad. Yes, it is Echinacea purpurea, but then they have separate names, depending of the colour, shape of petals etc. So if my lilies bloomed one week, it was OK.

22 Jul, 2013


Absolutely blinding, mate!
Better than any botanical garden tour.
Won't be long now, 'til you can put your feet up & promote Holly to 'Head Gardiner'. Lol.
Yet another, straight to faves!

22 Jul, 2013


That's a nice lot of plants, and it's great to see Holly and Jade are interested in growing flowers too :o)
I think the last one is Hawksbit, or a close relation.

22 Jul, 2013


Lol cheers Mouldy.

Thanks Hywel that sounds right to me :-)

23 Jul, 2013

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