Sunday, 24 July 2016

Summer Tour (Part One).

Blogging has been a little sparse lately what with the open gardens in June, neither of us enjoying the best of health this summer followed by a holiday to help recharge the batteries.
Summer has now arrived at Our Garden@19, I have taken the camera around to record what is flowering, there is enough for two posts, this is part one.

The first to greet us as we go out through the dinning room doors is the Geranium 'Rozanne' growing in pots, it flowers non stop as it is sterile...


...the Dahlias in the raised beds edging the patio are now responding to the warm weather, this is my favourite, David Howard...


...along side is this lovely red Pom Pom D. Tam Tam...


...also D. 'Twynings After Eight', with its delicate pink veining...


...and the red 'Bishop of Llandaff.


Through the arch into the Blue Border is an unknown apricot dahlia with Lychnis coronia, surrounded by Persicaria 'Firetail' and right at the back Veronicastrum 'Fascination'.


Veronicastrum 'Fascination'.
The Viola cornuta 'Alba' is a wonderful value plant, grown from seed over ten years ago, it flowers non stop from June through to autumn, only requiring shearing off before winter...


...also in the white garden is Astrantia major, much loved by pollenating insects.


The colourful shrub Lycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns'...


...is accompanied by, Clematis 'Mme Julia Correvon', one of several Clematis now flowering...


...C. 'Perle d'Azur'...


...climbing high into the Prunus serrula is the Japanese Clematis fusca, with its furry small bell like flowers...


...in the white garden, new this year, C. 'Mrs George Jackman' is announcing her arrival...


...as is C. ? from next door's garden, (they don't know its name), it obviously has no respect for the colour theme!


I hope you have enjoyed this first part of Our Garden@19 summer garden tour, what is representing summer in your garden?

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16 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued by the Blue Border with apricot and pink,flowers. Is there story?

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    1. Hi Sue, it has blue furniture and other blue elements.

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  2. I've just bought 'Rozanne', it's a fabulous colour. Sorry to hear you've been under the weather. Hope all is well again now.

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    1. Thanks Jessica, you will enjoy 'Roxanne'.

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  3. So many wonderful flowers Brian. The dahlias are beauties and I'm intrigued by the Viola cornuta 'Alba'.

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  4. Thank you, the viola is easy to grow from seed. I bought mine from a UK seed company called Chiltern Seeds.

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  5. So many beautiful and exciting things happening in your garden, Brian!

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  6. Roxanne is a beauty and you have some gorgeous dahlias. Thanks for the tour, I look forward to part 2.

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    1. The dahlias always add to the garden this time of year Chloris, for relatively little work.

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  7. Oh it's all looking lovely Brian - and pristine too, not a jumble like mine! So many beautiful clematis too,and your dahlias are just a little ahead of mine. Sorry you have both been out of sorts and hope things are improving now

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    1. Thank you Cathy, it was a bit of a jungle when we came back off holiday, with the rain everything had grown like mad.

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  8. dahlias seem very early this year, don't you think? You have some super ones in your garden. Sorry to hear you were unwell.

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    1. Thank you Ann, it has been an unusual year in the garden with plants often flowering at odd times.

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  9. I read this after part 2, but enjoyed it just as much. I love Rozanne and have had it for a few years now. I split it a couple of years ago and it did sulk a bit at first, but it is now as prolific as ever. I am also lucky enough to have the Viola cornuta. I admired it in a friend's garden and she gave me a piece with a health warning that it would spread and spread. That would be lovely. I love your new white clematis - one for my wish list I think.

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    1. They are two great garden plants, I haven't found the viola to be very invasive.

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