Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Views and close-ups from the cottage garden


Primula florindae
 
Agave desmetiana 'Joe Hoak'

Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Blue'


Diascia vigilis 'Birthday Girl'

Acer kweilinense

Lilium 'Slate's Select'



Deschampsia caespitosa 'Goldtau' (foreground), Calamagrostis 'Overdam'

Seseli libanotis, Aruncus dioicus 'Kneifii'

Campanula latifolia (a good selection whose name I've forgotten)

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! I especially love the two grasses together. Could the last picture be of campanula latifolia 'Buckland'?

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  2. Rob Illingworth18 July 2012 at 02:45

    'Claude Shride' Martagon ?
    I think not. Not red enough.
    See ours at
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/illingworth/772069581/

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  3. Gorgeous Campanula!

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  4. @Rob: you are quite correct! 'Claude Shride' is next along in the border. This is 'Slate's Select'.

    @Anonymous: it could be 'Buckland'. Just wish I could recall where it came from.

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  5. Especially like the Acer species, where did that come from?

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  6. I've got that campanula - had it for about five years - can't remember from where - happy to report it seeds itself, yards and yards away from the parent plant - and it has the same gorgeous dark magenta-y eye.

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  7. Lovely close-up shots. Have you notice that some plants looks beautiful in photos that in personal? That's kind of disturbing. Isn't it?

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  8. @jwade: the Acer is from a collection made by Maurice Foster, who gave me the plant.

    @June: useful to know, thanks.

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  9. I love the cottage garden style that I try to reproduce on our village plot and in Bolton Percy churchyard
    http://www.nodiggardener.co.uk/

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