I had to dash out in between showers to take garden photos today, makes a nice change!
August is traditionally quite a quiet time in an English garden, the roses are on their way out, geraniums are pretty much over, I’ve usually managed a fair bit of colour in the Amber & Amethyst garden, though it’s a bit less this year as all the plants were either new or moved in the spring. There’s alot of daisy style flowers…These creamy white leucanthemums are just in front of the conservatory window, in fact it’s hard to see them from the actual garden as there’s a (non-flowering!!) hydrangea in front of them.
I love echinaceas (cone flowers) so I have a couple of purple flowering plants and a lovely rich buttery yellow one….
I think this one is a rudbekia, I was a bit unsure about it until today, it was one I planted this year. It’s pretty tall, like about 36-40″, the first few flowers were really small and insignificant, but today it’s started flowering properly, they’re not huge but I think there’s going to be a lot of them!
I always get heleniums and rudbekias confused, but I’ve just checked on google and these ones with the pretty frilly-edged petals are heleniums, I love the russet colour and the shape of the petals.
These heleniums are looking somewhat past their best, these are shorter ones, maybe 8″ tall, I like the different hues of orange and yellow all on one plant.
I’m keeping my eye on little flowers too such as perenial wall flowers and violas as I’ve entered some flower classes at the local show too for the first time, including a flower arrangement in a teacup. I’m hoping they’re not too picky as I’ve got a gorgeous little china coffee cup with violets on which I’m hoping to fill with violas…if they last another few days!