Monday, 12 July 2010

Rainy Monday!

Rainy Monday!

Rain at last!!! I think we're due for it to last all day, I wonder if it will cause flash flooding?

But anyway, I still have so many photos I need to post that it's getting silly now… So forgive me!


Danish Flag Poppy

One of many Gaura

Verbena Bonariensis and Aster stand tall

Coreopsis 'moonbeam' from the comfort of the grass

Interesting clouds

Beautiful, wonderful, amazing roses in the front garden

Sweet Peas in the back

Gatekeeper on Sea thrift

More Gaura teasing me…

Allium 'purple sensation' seed heads with Drumstick Allium almost in bloom

Campanula taking over the Veronica and massive Hollyhock in the background

We've seen a continuation of the wonderful sunsets:

Are these real clouds or 'chem trails'?

New border

Black Peony Poppy - will definitely save some of these seeds!

Yarrow… Now, I want to know… How is it possible to have three different coloured heads on the one plant? Scroll down and there's a pale pink photo, then there's this one a fuchsia pink and there's another that is just opening which is a wonderful dusky pink.

I can see why this is called Pheasant's Tail Grass now, wonderful.

See a pale pink one…

Peony Poppy

Is this also a Peony Poppy but without the frilly centre or is it a different type all together?? I'll save the seeds anyway.

Phew, I got lots of the photos posted… Yay. Still more to come though!!


Cheryl said...

Hi border, gorgeous. Just gorgeous. I am sure you are pleased with the end result.

How much do I love the peony poppy....I had one open yesterday, and the torrential rain last night finished it off. Ha! Not complaining, I am more than happy with the rain, hope it lasts for a few more days.....

I have seen different colour blooms on yarrow before, not sure how it works but it is beautiful.......

My pheasant tail grass is just showing signs of recovering after the rabbits devoured it. It is now amongst other plantings so hopefully it may survive the rest of the summer.

Lovely post, lovely blooms, lovely garden............

sweetmyrtle said...

wow, i just love your photos and your garden... the cloud images are amazing too x

Ginny said...

Enjoyed all of your photos so much, especially the sunsets. My yarrow also has blooms in several different shades - similar to yours.

Nutty Gnome said...

Gorgeous, wonderful, stunning etc! I think I need to borrow you for a lesson in macro photography - how yer fixed?!

Thank goodness it's rained - my ground was rock 'ard and we're on a water meter!!

debsgarden said...

Congratulations on the rain! I'm sure your plants are rejoicing! Your flower border is filled with such gorgeous plants. I love them all. Gaura is one of my all time favorites, and I also love your poppies!

Isn't it fun to watch the sky? So much goes on up there. I really enjoyed your photos. Thanks!

Priscilla said...

Absolutely beautiful garden. Great photographs, I love your roses, Poppy, and Sweet Pea!

Meredith said...

The shot with the single 'Moonbeam' blossom, as seen from below, is so poetic. :)

heather @ what's blooming this week said...

Beautiful pictures....absolutely love the peony poppy. Are you collecting seeds to share with your fellow blotanists? I'm sure you'll get lots of requests if you do.

Liz said...

Hi Cheryl,

I am very pleased with it, although the poppies are now mostly over, I have ripped a lot of them out to make space for the nigella and Californian poppies growing through them. I’ve left the black poppies so I can collect the seeds and then I’ll plant the anemones.

The rain is supposed to last for the rest of the week I think, certainly the grey clouds are and then things warm up for the weekend and we have another 30 day next Monday!

Glad to hear it isn’t just my yarrow which has different colours, although it is still very pretty and it makes it more interesting to have the differing shades…. I need to divide it for next year as it’s certainly very happy…

Liz said...

Hi Ginny,

Thank you very much, I’m glad you like them! Must pop over to your blog!

Liz said...

Hi Ginny (2),

What are the chances of having two Ginny’s post in a row??? Heee hee.

Thanks for visiting and leaving a post on my blog, I’m glad you enjoyed the photos too! Fantastic to see another person with a similar experience with Yarrows, I was beginning to wonder whether I had bought a magic one for a moment :)

Liz said...

Hi Liz,

Lol, how am I fixed?? Hee hee. If I give all my secrets away then my images will become pedestrian, we can’t have that!!! ;)

But seriously, if you need help; let me know.

Our ground is solid too, I’ve put off planting things knowing there will be little point in even attempting to get them in the ground. Hopefully I’ll be able to get them in later this week or over the weekend.

Liz said...

Hi Debs,

How is your garden doing? I assume not so well in your heat?

Gaura is wonderful, I have 6 plants dotted around at the moment and am itching to also get myself some white ones… I love their butterfly blooms, so pretty and dance around in the wind.

I haven’t watched the sky in a long time, ok I watch the view from my window across the city but haven’t laid on the grass and looked up in a long time. But as I would out on the blanket reading a book I began to notice them once more. Sometimes it’s nice to feel like a child again, back when summers were spent staring at the sky daydreaming.

Liz said...

Hi Priscilla,

Thank you very much! The roses are likely ruined now as we’ve had some rain, so the blooms are probably tainted… But at the same time it was a much needed douse, as things were really beginning to suffer.
I do wonder whether it will become common for us to have hard winters and hard summers now.

Liz said...

Hi Meredith,

Thanks! :)
I was feeling lazy whilst laying on a blanket…

Liz said...

Hi Heather,

Sadly I won’t have enough seeds to share around with people, I only had 1 or 2 of the peony poppies (more of the fizz) and need to save some for myself as well as other friends I offered to.
Perhaps next year when hopefully I have a sea of them then yes I will be able to offer them around to anyone who may like some.

ShySongbird said...

Beautiful photos again, Liz. The poppies look gorgeous! I had Verbena Bonariensis last year but somewhere along the line it has disappeared. I think it wasn't in quite the right place.

No rain at all here until late morning and it has rained all afternoon, we needed it desperately.

Kala said...

They are all lovely images, but the peony poppy is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

Love the cloud images both light and dark. My favorite flower is that dark red poppy.

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Lovely images Liz.

The Gaura is fab - its been on my "must plant" list for ages - I "must" get some.

Pam's English Garden said...

Hi, Liz, Sorry I haven't visited lately ... been too busy watering. But we had rain at last, too. I love your new border. You have posted so many lovely blooms, I can't pick a favorite. Interesting sky shots, too. Pam x