Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

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…DSC_0007 (2)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.DSC_0009 (2)

I love echinaceas (cone flowers) so I have a couple of purple flowering plants and a lovely rich buttery yellow one….DSC_0013

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!DSC_0012 (2)

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.DSC_0011 (2)

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.DSC_0010 (2)

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!

 

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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10 Responses to Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

  1. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I hope your flowers last and you get your tea cup filled for the show. How wonderful that your flowers are finally getting some rain. I hope the rain moves in here this week.

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  2. tonymarkp says:

    So nice to see someone enjoying a garden of flowers! Take pleasure in it while it lasts!

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  3. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Love daisies, so thank you for planting them & taking the photo!

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  4. Laura says:

    Happy that you finally got some much needed refreshing rain! There still isn’t any in my forecast!

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  5. wybrow1966 says:

    Your garden doesn’t look quite with all that colour!

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    Those are so vibrant! Coneflowers are native to our prairies, and were used by the Indians. The roots have a numbing effect when chewed, and were used for tooth ache, and the leaves were used for a tea when ill. They even used the dried heads as a comb! Your purple ones look just like the ones that grow wild here!♥️

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  7. I always love looking at your garden!

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  8. rosejasm says:

    My hydrangea hasn’t flowered this year either – it didn’t like the lack of rain and has been all drooping a couple of times. I have grown some rudbeckia from seed this year, they got a bit leggy and have now collapsed a bit, they are in pots – I hope some survive – I’m loving your ‘daisy/coneflower’ selection

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  9. Kate says:

    I have a thing for anything purple, so I’m admiring your echinacea.

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