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Tag Archives: poppies
June washout so far. GBBD 2019
Where has flaming June got to, we have had nothing but rain and cold winds so far, it can only get better. However, even though the humans are not enjoying the weather, the plants don’t seem to mind at all, … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged hardy geraniums, June flowers, poppies, roses 16 Comments
Makeover finished – for now.
A couple of weeks ago, the last of the new permanent planting was done in the Sunset Border.
Posted in News Tagged contrasting foliage, leafmould, makeover, new planting, Nigella, poppies, seed sowing, seeds 29 Comments
Another mixed bag.
Having a few photos that couldn’t be made into a post by themselves, I’ve put them together to make a mixed bag for June. Each morning, at exactly the same time, I get a wake up call. Not from the … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged Baby birds, Clematis Margot Koster, Crows, jackdaw, nestlings, poppies, Poppy Garden Gnome, rambler roses, Rooks, Rosa Mdme Gregoire Staechelin 34 Comments
The weather this month has been very variable. Lots of very cold winds, coming from the east, a bit of sunshine which became very hot and humid a couple of days ago, coming up from Africa. Then it all went … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged bog plants in June, clematis, climbers in June, flowering shrubs in June, June flowers, Paeonies, perennials in June, poppies, primulas, roses 26 Comments
P.I.P.s in May.
May is the month for ebullient flowering, the garden will be overflowing with flowers that are definitely OTT! The Pips in question are the flamboyant Peonies, Iris and Poppies and they are joined by Rhododendrons and Azaleas, but they will … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged Dwarf Iris, iris, May flowers, Molly the Witch, paeony Mlokosewitschii, peonies, poppies, tree peonies, Welsh poppy 22 Comments
Flowers for July GBBD
My garden and I are feeling the same, hot, tired and wilting in all this heat, hoping that we can have some rain soon, just at night time of course! It’s well over 4 weeks now since we had any … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged bog plants, clematis, day lilies, iris, July flowers, Lilies, perennials, poppies, primula, roses, Shade plants 38 Comments
Nature is the best gardener!
I’ve decided that nature is the best gardener, she knows best how to do things, I think I will have to hang up my trowel and leave it all to her! Because of muscle problems, I have concentrated on trying … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged opium poppies, paeony flowered poppies, poppies 22 Comments
Poppies, Iris and Peonies.
Poppies, Iris and Peonies are the star attractions filling the gap between the spring bulbs and the summer perennials. Some of them are so OTT, others, more shy and retiring. The Iris come in all colours, some frilly and flouncy, … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged iris, june gap, peonies, poppies, star performers 28 Comments
Life after death
Sculpture in the garden is provided by the many seedheads that are left when flowering is over. Sometimes the seedheads are just as interesting as the flowers and they last a lot longer.
Posted in News Tagged Acer, agapanthus, Allium, Angelica, crocosmia, Evening primrose, Fennel, Nigella, poppies, Stipa gigantea.Phlomis Comments Off on Life after death
Chasing the elusive blue
About 15 of my Meconopsis have flowered, but the first one came out deep purple, what a disappointment! We have got a few the bright turquoise blue that they should be but the rest were lilac, grey, pink or purple! … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged azaleas, bog, candelabra primulas, ditch, garden, hostas, iris, meconopsis, peony, poppies, rhododendrons, roses, talaton Comments Off on Chasing the elusive blue