There are three areas in the garden where interest is being held by all the blue flowers that there are. It doesn’t seem to matter what the neighbouring colours are, yellow, orange, pink or white, blue goes with them all.
This hydrangea in the corner of the back garden is such a beautiful blue, the colour really sings out of the shade.
From a distance it can easily been seen.
Even from the house, it shines in the corner. The back lawn is covered in brown Horse Chestnut leaves, anyone would think that autumn had arrived, I’m still enjoying summer!
The left hand side of the pergola which goes through to the veggie garden, has a lacecap hydrangea, a blue buddleja, and blue Clematis Perle d’Azur, all mingling together, so this combination is blue on blue.
The Hydrangea has grown to a good size now and the flowers are a delicious shade of blue.
The clematis is the same shade of blue and it grows through the white climbing rose Mdme Alfred Carriere, it gets pruned back at the same time as the rose.
Not the main flower in this shot, but weaving through this border by the house is a seedling from Geranium Spinners. Spinners was a fantastic geranium, flowering from May to November, but then suddenly it died. I had assumed that it was sterile because we never saw any seedlings. The year after it died, seedlings popped up all along the border, some blue, some more purple, they have all been allowed to stay as I think they look so pretty with all the other plants nearby.
If July is the month for Hemerocallis, then August is the month for Agapanthus. This is the bee and butterfly border at the side of the drive and the Agapanthus are looking really beautiful.
They look nice next to yellow flowers.
This Agapanthus is a paler blue, but it still contrasts nicely with the kniphofia.
The kniphofia is getting better and better each year with more flower spikes each year.
I have to admit though that I prefer the darker blue flowers.
Of course there are also white Agapanthus, but I still prefer the darker blue ones! I must buy more Agapanthus for a couple of borders that I think could do with an injection of blue at this time of year. I shall enjoy looking through all the catalogues, choosing which ones I want for the garden here, a lovely way to spend the next wet and windy day!
The pots by the back door are a glazed blue and this looks fine with the fiery orange Begonia and also with any other coloured plant I put in them.
Blue has always been my favourite colour, I can remember when I was little, I always wanted to wear blue and my favourite dresses were always the blue ones that my Mum made for me. Do you have a favourite colour that has stayed with you all your life?