Sunday, 7 August 2011

Early August

It has been very summery recently with warm sunshine.  A few humid days and nights too.

One of my favourite grasses is Deschampia flexuosa 'Tatra Gold'. It reminds me of a cloud of silk especially with the sun shining through it. This clump is growing under the Acer....


...I also have this clump amongst the white Astrantia, a combination I am very fond of.


Whilst pegging out the washing I noticed these ladybirds on the Achillea next to the washing line. There are 6 in this picture I counted another 12 of their friends.


I wish they had found their way to my Larkspur. After investigation I think they may have suffered a virus carried by the blue-green aphids I found all over them. I had to pull all of them out. I rescued as many of the flowers I could, they are now drying ready for  my pot pourri type mixes.


I have also had to dig out my once lovely Viburnum plictutm 'Grandiflora'. It used to fill the whole of the space in the photograph below. I am undecided what to do - try some vegetables or more cut flowers. What do you think?

On a brighter note, I have had plants appear that I have not grown for at least a couple of years. This Snapdragon is one. I shall be saving seed as I really like it.


Mixed flowers in a jug

























5 comments:

  1. Such pretty flowers. I am really, truly jealous of your English summers - less heat and humidity and way more pretty flowers. Gotta find a way to grow a better cutting garden next year. Just gotta!!

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  2. A lovely walk round your garden, thanks for sharing... and I really like your sweet pea banner! Jane Gray

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  3. Lovely garden, and I'm especially fond of your header.

    I am losing tree and shrub one after another another. Like Webb,my garden has suffered immensely.

    Thank God they'll always be an England.

    xo Jane

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