Monday 26 August 2013

Long weekend miscellany

Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland' with Salix eleagnos subsp. angustifolia
 It has been a pleasantly relaxing long weekend and although Saturday's weather was murky and unpleasant, yesterday and today have been glorious, perfect late summer days, and I've been out and about and busy in the garden. Here are a few pictures.

I had a lovely walk on Bransdale Moor on Sunday afternoon, enjoying the colour and scent of the heather.

A white clone was a lucky find at the first place I stopped: it was the only white one seen all afternoon.

A first and last visit to Mount Pleasant Nursery, Leavening today: they are having a closing down sale and I picked up a car-load of good plants at bargain prices. The perimeter border is planted by colour and this yellow section was rather striking.

The first Colchicum of the autumn: British native C. autumnale.

Very definitely not a 'graveyard anemone', before anyone thinks it: 'Wild Swan' is a delight, fully worthy of its Chelsea Plant of the Year 2011 award.

A pleasing grouping in the border: Dahlia 'Sam Hopkins' with Cosmos 'Psyche White' and Salvia 'Amistad'

The fern border this evening.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous! Love that combination of the dahlia with the willow!


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