Here in the garden at home there seems to be lots of purples, pinks and whites, that serene, laid back period in the garden before we land in late summer and autumn and all those oranges, yellows and reds. There has apppeared some rather nice colour combinations too with pink Astrantias and purple hybrid dactylorhiza. I shall leave you enjoy the photographs, the plants speak for themselves.
|Astrantia 'Roma' and a hybrid Dactylorhiza looking really good together|
|Astrantia 'Buckland', I love this genus and have at least siv varieties, they grow in most situations and flowers for|
a long time
|Briza media, a delicatly flowering grass but can get quite big, looks|
can be decieving, but worth growing
|Dianthus 'Houndspool Ruby', I grow it in a pot on the patio, a glorious scent when you step outside in the evening|
|Mentha 'Eau de Cologne', great minty smell but must be grown in a pot or bucket, as with most mints it will take over the |
world given half a chance
|Geranium psylostemom, gets tall but lovely with pink roses, Allium giganteum and pale Aquilegias|
|Semperviviums or house leeks, who's have thought something so small and unasuming as the house leek could have such|
|It's been a wet and cold July, even for Scotland, we are averaging temps of 13 to 14C and lots of rain, which is|
great for the plants, I guess.
|Artemisia 'Powis Castle' with rain drops|
|A particularly fine speciman of Primula florindii Red form, selected by myself. I am hoping to get seed from it this year,|
it is scented along with it's yellow ans orange cousins, great for damp spots in the garden
|We've already harvested some kale and potatoes, nothing better than home grown|
|Viburnum chaixii 'Album', bit of a self seeder but worth growing for these glorious fluffy flowers once you get up close to it.|
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