This garden post is for Evie at SunnysideUp and for my birding friend Maggie as I know she likes her garden flowers too! (-: I had promised Evie some time ago that I'd photograph and post some of the flowers in my garden, so here they are at last even if some of them have now gone over!
This lovely Hosta is now a shredded mess. I did quite well at the beginning of the season with the 'safe for pets and wildlife' slug pellets and then the slugs and snails snuck in without me noticing!This Cenanothus has been great value, brightening up our view from the kitchen and conservatory.A close up of the lovely long lasting blue flower. This Fremontedendron is a favourite of Chris. It should hopefully be kept in check by being in a pot. I'll have to keep an eye on it as they can grow quite large given the chance!The winter flowering heather in the middle of this pot lasted well into the late spring. I planted some Verbena around the outside to add some colour.I haven't the faintest idea what this flower is, but we both loved it in the garden centre so bought some for summer colour.This is the veg patch a few weeks ago. I've dug up half the potatoes and the Runner beans are all the way up the canes now and flowering well. We're looking forward to Runners beans with butter and pepper shortly!Here are a couple of close ups of the Verbena I put around the Heather. I love this peachy colour and.........it went beautifully with the rich purple Verbena.Poppies are a favourite of both of us and as we've kept dead heading, they are continually sending up new flowers. They look particularly good next to the pond.Another favourite of Chris is the Harebell (I'm pretty partial to it too)!A close up of the Harebell. I love that white stamen.Our most recent purchase was just two days ago. Again, we both love Lantana (as I know Evie does too) and this standard was just too beautiful to resist. I shall try and keep it over the winter for next year by putting it in our greenhouse.