For the first time I’m joining in with Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. I’m a day late and I’m not sure how to link to Carol at May Dreams Gardens but I did wish to post my August blooms, because who knows where I will be this time next year.
First a pot of Agapanthus with 15 blooms. This isn’t a special named variety but I think it is fabulous and it has given me loads of new flowering plants for free.
Still in the front garden my wonderful Hydrangea ‘Heinrich Seidel’.
Jasminum officinale growing through Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’.
And Japanese Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ growing through Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’.
Geum ‘Mrs Bradshaw’ has resumed flowering. She is picking up the colour of the hips on Rosa Glauca Rubrifolia. The purple-leaved Acer has lost most of its leaves in this dry, scorching summer but otherwise looks healthy. Just visible is a grass, which could be Panicum. It has purplish flowers which I have failed to capture in this photo. The fuchsias add a colour clash which I think I like.
Crocosmia ‘Honey Bells’ is just getting into her stride.
Dear old Clematis ‘Mrs Betty Corning’. It took a long time for her to wake up this year. In theory her scented mauve-blue bells should be entwined with the shell pink rose of R. ‘New Dawn’.
Here we have Trachelospermum jasminoides, Clematis ‘Mrs Betty Corning’ and one shell of Rosa ‘New Dawn’.
I love the coolness of Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ with Geranium ‘Kashmir White’.
Calamagrostis with Allium ‘Christophii’ seed heads, Penstemon ‘Apple Blossom’ and Verbena bonariensis, growing in front of the dusky foliage of Physocarpus ‘Diablo’.
Cosmos ‘Purity’. (Shamelessly imitating Rusty Duck’s drop-dead gorgeous shot!)
And finally this morning’s harvest.