I nearly forgot to photograph Colchicum ‘Water Lily’ for Garden Bloggers Blooms Day (for which I am a day late) which would have been a shame, as she is a real stunner – in the absence of a brolly, though, she won’t look quite as delectable once we get some rain. Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Garden for hosting this meme, which is a brilliant way of reminding us what is flowering in our gardens from month to month and year to year.
The roses in the vase that I posted yesterday were a heap of petals when we got back from our jaunt, so the surviving cosmos foliage and buds were replaced with a bundle of sweet peas which are one of this year’s success stories.
Elsewhere in the garden there are a few other successes and one or two surprises, but the dry summer has taken its toll on much of the garden.
Outside the front door, climbing rose ‘Pink Perpetué is flowering well for the second time, whilst outside the back door Annabelle continues apace:
Also outside the front door are three baskets of petunias, also flowering well despite not receiving the regular watering they deserve, as is the big zinc container full of bargain fuchsia and petunias at the back:
Successes in the cutting beds are Cosmos ‘Candy Stripe’ and, very belatedly, Zinnia ‘Purple Prince’ and Tithonia rotundifolia ‘Torch’ which are both forming lovely branched plants but perhaps too late in the season to produce much in the way of flower – I hope I am wrong…