I can’t believe it’s August already, this year is flying by! The garden is growing well along with the weeds, due in part to so much rain! This is making it challenging to get much gardening done and I have a list of plants to be moved and still some to be planted out from the greenhouse. Anyway, I have much to choose from in regards to what’s currently flowering so here goes:
Half hardy Fuchsia in my little owl planter. I usually buy a small plug plant in summer for this planter and a pansy or ornamental cabbage in winter.
New Echinacea Cheyenne and Penstamen Apple Blossom bought at Tatton flower show recently
So just to explain. On the website that hosts this blog they have a feature on a Wednesday called wordless Wednesday which I think is supposed to be a picture and no words. This gives me a great opportunity to show off something from the garden but using no words. Sometimes there is just nothing to say about the picture. So in future wordless Wednesday will feature pictures and few words! Hope that makes sense
This is the third flower show I’ve been to and I think the last for the year. It is the most local to me and one where I often buy plants – 3 this year. I will probably blog about them separately but I got a Penstemon, an Echinacea, and a Gaillardia.
I think we saw all the show gardens, back-to-back, school gardens and the County council gardens of which there are less every year. We also managed the massive floral marquee. In general I loved the vast majority of gardens this year, those very colourful and those that are more relaxed with paler colours.
Here are my pictures, I hope you enjoy them and that it might encourage you to visit the show another year. Always a great day out.
Each year I think there is a flower of the year which appears throughout the whole flower show. This year I actually think there were 2 – both bulbs and properly from the same plant family – Alliums and Agapanthus (I have the latter growing in my garden – a picture of which was on my last blog #wordlesswednesday a day late!
Whenever I’m in the garden I’m always looking to see if anything new is flowering and am ready with my camera to share the pictures with my readers. So today, 4 of the plants I noticed all in the back garden I have to add are pink. You might be forgiven for thinking that we had designed it so that we have plants of the same colour in those 2 flowerbeds but actually this really isn’t the case at all, although we do like this colour in the garden and have more pink in the front. We aren’t disciplined to keep to a set colour scheme and even when I have managed it I’ll find a random plant of a different colour self sowen.
So here are today’s pictures:
Hydrangea with spiraea in the background
Sidalcea with heuchera in the background