Plenty of Dahlias providing fabulous spikes and pom poms and now joined by numerous annuals in their stride, including nasturtiums,
marigolds – Calendula ‘Pink Surprise’ (with the surprise being how very un-pink!)
and outdoor sweet peas, including the bicoloured ‘Prince Edward’.
In the Veg Patch, as well as the sweet peas, I’m growing Panicum ‘Frosted Explosion’ for the first time.
Meanwhile the Grass Bed has been turned into a daisy bed by the addition of Cosmos ‘Psyche White’
Erigeron ‘Sommerneuschnee,’ larger flowered (about an inch in diameter) and taller than
These have been joined by the spires of Verbascum chaixii ‘album’ and Salvia horminum ‘White Swan’.
More white (and blue) from the Agapanthus lining the back of the Strawberry Bed, back bigger and better this year.
Two Penstemons in the Swing Bed, the first a cutting from my sister’s garden, P. ‘Stapleford Gem’ and the second inherited and unnamed.
More lilac/blue in this Scabious – a bit of a mystery plant! I think it’s one I grew from seed last year – Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Blue Cockade.’ It did nothing last year, but this year, to my surprise, a number of plants have appeared. However, whilst the flowers are lovely, the plants are tall (approaching a metre) and have flopped all over the place and need staking.
Lastly, in the Bronze Bed this Echincea – ‘Summer Cocktail’. Don’t mind if I do!
Belatedly joining Carol at May Dreams Gardens who hosts everyone’s GBBD.