My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Category: Flowers

Wordless Wednesday- cosmos finally flowering


August 2019 in my garden

Is quite a wet place but filled with colour and some new plants. The early flowers such as poppies, lupins and foxgloves (picture below of a late flowerer) have mostly finished and the later flowers such as Japanese anemones (picture below), rudbeckia, helenium and phlox are steeling the show.

I have been busy digging out a dusky pink overgrown celone from the long border (as I call it), digging in compost and replanting with a variety of things. A lovely blue Veronica (seems quite happy in its spot),

a perennial foxglove, chocolate cosmos, dianthus and some lupin grown from seed. The lupins were very happy in the greenhouse but much less impressed with the garden.

Pictures of other plants flowering below including a hellebore flowering only 6 months early and some of my new plants

New plants

I’ve bought a few new very pretty plants recently. 2 new blue delphiniums although I did wait til I knew where one would be planted before buying it. I have fallen in love with another today but I left it in the shop for now. I didn’t fancy putting it in a hot office for the afternoon. Hoping it might be there next time I go to that shop.

Also a beautiful red penstemon which is actually planted in the front not with all the others in the back.


Things are coming on thick and fast in my northwest England garden and today I’d like to share my pictures of lilies growing in the garden. I garden on clay and so the lilies are in pots as I’m not sure they’d take to the conditions well.

The pink one is flowering for the first time this year, I planted them early in 2018. They are such a pretty colour. I love pink in the garden.

The red, yellow and orange ones have been undisturbed in their pots for years and flower faithfully each year with some feed when I remember.

The last picture is an alstroemeria which I need to plant in the ground really as it’s grown out of its pot! It flowers from about March in the greenhouse right through to November again in the greenhouse with a stint outside in the summer.

Wordless Wednesday- sweetpeas

Castle Mey grown from seed in February

Wordless Wednesday- penstemon


These must be one of the highlights of my garden currently and are in the replacement bed (by the front door) of the original Wendy’s wonderland garden. The name of this blog. Although the blog actually refers to the whole garden. I do have a white delphinium elsewhere and would definitely like more. As long as I don’t let the slugs at them when they first appear all is good and they need staking when tall.

Wordless Wednesday – lilies

First poppies

Every day in my garden at the moment something new is flowering, it’s such an exciting season, I love poppies and 3 out of 5 of them have started flowering today

Sweet William

Another post in my series of firsts. My sweet William, all grown from seed and I keep sowing more as I thought they were biennials but they keep flowering every year so don’t need replacing. 2 different types. I prefer the first ones