Late again for End of Month View, and some rather dodgy photos to boot!
The roses above – Flower Carpet Pink – are back on stream and providing good colour in a garden otherwise rather lacking in colour now.
The Swing Beds are pretty much flower free apart from the Asters.
We’re enjoying the return of the decking –
and we even managed to save the vine that grew along the front. That’s now been joined by some fuller looking troughs with Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Antiquity’ and Pelargonium ‘Choun Cho’.
The veg patch is pretty chaotic but we’re still picking plenty of goodies.
The Zinnias in the Grass Bed have filled out and are providing plenty of picking blooms.
At the western end of the garden, the ‘Pat Austin’ roses and ‘Happy Single Date’ dahlias have been joined by the Arctotis ‘Flame’. I just love those spiky blooms!
The dahlias I’d planned to combine with the Asters in front of the greenhouse were similar to the Arctotis but much bigger, with the fabulous name ‘Mel’s Orange Marmalade’ – see photo below from Sarah Raven website.
Sadly, I can’t show my own photo as (I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before) I was supplied with the wrong ones, and instead they were pink. However, they haven’t thrived (probably too dry and not rich enough soil) so in future I think I’ll focus on just the Agapanthus and Asters, and forget the Dahlias.
In the greenhouse, as well as plenty of tomatoes and a few cuttings coming along, these small aubergines ‘Slim Jim’ have done really well.
Aside from that, a few pots, and that’s about it!
With thanks to Helen at The Patient Gardener who hosts our End of Month Views