Just a quick Six on Saturday today, featuring some of the many things that are bringing me pleasure in the garden, some new additions and some stalwarts, starting with one of three streptocarpus added to the Coop this year, the one above being S Harlequin Lace.
Foliage from various Allium hollandicum died down really early this year, or was hidden but other plants, but the seedheads seemed to disappear unusually early too, unlike these slightly larger and later Allium ‘Miami’ whose seedheads are still standing firm and providing structure within many of the borders:
Echinops are real bee magnets and the white Echinops ‘Arctic Glow’ has been the first to colour up, bringing instant visitors:
I have tried to add herbaceous sprawling clematis to many of the borders, providing small obelisks for initial support. This one is C ‘Alionushka’, with pretty bell-shaped blooms:
A new addition to my dahlia bed this year is ‘Blue Bayou’, a lavender-pink collarette dahlia with a large and distinctive central boss. Most of the blooms have been better than this example, which is a little misshapen:
Finally, one of my many persicaria, this one P ‘Pink Elephant’, a fairly short variety with distinctively twisting stems in a pretty pink which I am sure will appear in a vase sometime soon.
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