Tuesday 9 July 2013

In the garden this week

Gillenia trifoliata 'Pink Profusion' with Iris latifolia.
After what seemed like a slow start, the garden here is beginning to fill out and look quite colourful, with some nice things in flower and some pleasing combinations developing. The larger plants are inherited from my predecessor, with my own collection worked around them, but without them the garden would look a bit sparse. Here are a few images taken at different times of day over the past week or so.

Iris latifolia, moved from Colesbourne last year, with golden Anthriscus.

The border in front of the house, with old-established plants contributing most of the show.

Delphinium 'Piccolo': I can't understand why Belladonna delphiniums are not more widely grown. This one is outstanding.

Scabiosa 'Blue Butterflies' (I think), with Calceolaria 'Kentish Hero'

Red Papaver somniferum from the soil seed bank.

Buphthalmum salicifolium 'Dora' and Silene dioica 'Firefly'

Phlomis russelliana with Linaria 'Peachy' and Gillenia trifoliata.

Deschampsia caespitosa 'Goldtau'

Lilium martagon 'Naoussa Boutari' - a very apt name for this Greek selection.


  1. What a wonderful colour Lilium martagon 'Naoussa Boutari' is! Good to see the garden is coming along, I think the scabiosa with calceolaria is a wonderful combination.

  2. Wonderful pictures all: you have settled in nicely. My garden is in midsummer doldrums by comparison!


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