Happy times in the mid-summer garden

I can’IMG_20190725_130044t believe it’s July 31st, where did the time go?  

The gardens have been doing well despite the intense heat and humidity over the last few weeks.  It’s now time for the daisies, coneflowers and daylilies to take place as the stars of the garden.  

Container plants are also doing well, but the heat has taken its toll on some of the more fragile plants – like gardenias and a heliotrope tree.  

The cacti and succulents on the other hand have been practically jumping for joy, begging for more hot, sunny days. 

Around the garden

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Didn’t promised a rose garden — Le Drake Noir

The painter Claude Monet has put a huge imprint on the area. Both in Honfleur and the area further along the river Seine. Both with his well-visited garden and artist “spots” in the area. As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

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Delphinium Peacock — Susan Rushton

Not a title I was expecting to write, but I had to share this snippet from one of the nurseries taking part in the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. This peacock was (metaphorically) strutting its stuff as part of the silver-gilt winning display of elatum delphiniums by Home Farm Plants of Covington.

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