Today’s ‘End of Month View’ features photos actually taken on Friday as it was such a beautiful day I was compelled to capture it.
This first view is over the statuesque Ricinus communis ‘Carmencita’ to Bembridge harbour beyond. Amazing to think that, as a half hardy annual, the Ricinus was just a seed eight months ago!
Walking across the decking there are still blooms on the Pelargonium ‘Surcouf’
The Swing Beds still have a bit of colour, largely from the Salvias, but also the Verbena bonariensis and a few asters and roses
The pergola is luxuriantly draped in Clematis cirrhosa ‘Freckles’, but surely the amazing thing about this shot is the colour of the sky!
This Grass Bed photo is one of total chaos, and is in fact is no longer representative as I spent Saturday afternoon pulling out all the spent annuals and rediscovering the Stipa tenuissima at the back, which give the bed its name. Dozens and dozens of Nasturtium seeds fell onto the bed as I was clearing, so next year they’ll be back with a similar vengeance unless I’m very determined.
I finally got my bulb order in last weekend and this bed is destined to be one of the beneficiaries. Last year the vast majority of bulbs planted here were eaten by some critter or other, so I’m hoping next year will be more successful.
it’s already come a long way from this twig (see to the left of this photo from April). I wonder if next year it will flower?
With thanks to Steve, at Glebe House Garden, who now hosts End of Month views.