I just can’t seem to post as much as I’d like to. After taking the first week of August off work, I also let my blog-reading slide. Sorry! I’m all caught up now with that, but I have so damn many pictures I wanted to share. I guess I’ll get to it!
The colour looks really weird here, but it hasn’t been putzed around with, I promise.
Not looking fab – the rain took out most of the petals the first day these opened. Bah.
That’s a bit better! All of the above are ALDI “pixels mix” bought this year as bare bulbs, so I will forgive them for looking scraggly. I like the top one best. You can tell that this yellow one is way taller than the orange one, too.
I have roses like crazy. I’m glad – the white ones smell fantastic and scent the entire back garden on still days.
The new rudbeckia (black eyed Susan) ‘chocolate orange’ from seed this year. Not as advertised – but clearly I have it in a too-small pot as you can’t even see the pot in this picture. Replanted today. Poor thing.
I can’t remember what this is! Grown from seed last year, and again this year – and it also self-seeded in random places. Help?
The crocrosmia dug out of wasteland a few years back – looking great!
Hosta flowers – the white, closed
The white, open
The purple, from the non-variegated leaf hosta. My neighbour told me she didn’t grow Hostas because they don’t bloom… Again I must have the magic touch.
I wish they didn’t look so bad when they wilt, though. Quite ugly, like rotting used tissues.
Couldn’t end without some tigridia. This is a side view – don’t think I’ve taken this angle before.
I’ve caught up to August 15 now! Woot.