The joy I take from my garden is immeasurable. I always say its my second passion..... my husband John being the first!
One thing I noticed from the pictures I selected for this posting is the predominance of pinks and blues. I’m leaving my roses as the subject of a separate post.
Maybe you’d like to take a peek at some of the recent flowers in bloom.....
Forgive my indulgence in pictures of foxgloves for they have been quite spectacular this year... standing like sentinels above all other flowers. The ones that flower in my garden are mostly grown from seeds that I have gathered from the wild species. I do have a couple of the Excelsior hybrid that are a more whitish, yellowish pink with maroon spots inside each bell, unfortunately the pictures I took of them are quite blurred.
Here this pretty Crane's-bill has grown tall into the John Claire rose bush. I love these two pinks together
The Rhododendrons have been breath taking this year with masses of flowers on each of the two bushes we have on the front bank.
This wild rose climbs over the old wall by the front gate, John reminds me that it is getting too big for its position. I'm reluctant to cut it back, but I know someone who will be doing so as soon as flowering is finished.
Antirrhinums come in many lovely colours, but I love this pretty pink. As a child I always called them snapdragons and it seemed a very fitting name too.
The Golden Hop grows wildly over Grandma's bench. Its such a beautiful green, even on a dull day it looks like the sun shines on it.
'Plants in waiting'. I took this picture back in May, its a cool position alongside the drive and was a good spot to place them near the outside tap whilst we were away in US. It made it easier for the friend who was watering the garden to have as much assembled in the one place. They are now all planted up in hanging baskets and other containers.
Even the chives can be enjoyed two fold..... the pretty pink flowers and as a tasty ingredient to a salad.
An exception to the colour theme I know, but the Broom has put on quite a show, so had to be included....
Dear George, Well, he enjoys the garden too, particularly if he finds the door of the summer house open and a comfy chair at his disposal.
As a final note, I would like to thank all who responded to my last posting requesting thoughts and prayers for dear Edward's recovery. Betty updates with a progress report in her blog whenever times permits Country Charm.