This week has been a treat. Particularly so here as decorating has been the top priority and having the doors open to the sunny garden has lifted the spirits. Having neglected the garden over the last few weeks there were a few lovely surprises. Here’s this week’s six.
The autumn crocuses have pushed through the geranium phaeum foliage and for a few brief days were untouched by the slugs. A neighbour has reported seeing a hedgehog in the garden and wondered what to do. I immediately offered outdoor dining for the dear creature at my place. I live in hope.
It is the turn of the blue delphiniums to re-flower. Slightly paler in colour, I think, than the first flowering but very welcome.
The gaura is past its best but it has to be featured this week because it looked so lovely against the pennisetum villosum this morning.
This scabious was a new plant purchase last year but has only made it into the garden proper this year, It is scabiosa caucasica ‘Miss Willmott’, bought on a visit to Beth Chatto garden in Essex. This should flower on through October.
Dhalia ‘Blanc y Verde’ from a Sarah Raven combination. I grow them in pots and they used be accompanied by dahlia ‘Furka’ but these have a been a no show this year. I have to give this dahlia a pat on the back. They have tolerated my erratic watering with amazing good grace. As I notice their wilted leaves I drench them with a can full of water and a dose of Tomorite or Maxicrop and thankfully they re-hydrate.
Sorry to go about the cosmos again but really they have been stunning this year. This crowd is ‘Dazzler’. There are about three plants here that are pumping out the flowers week after week. I am well and truly dazzled.
I am sure The Propagator will have much to dazzle us with and of course there are the links to the other SOS posts to enjoy. A beautiful weekend lies ahead here so let’s enjoy it while it lasts.