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Six on Saturday – Mid July Blooms

13 Jul

We have been very short of rain and are having to water every evening to try to keep things going. Despite that, we think our beautiful new Hazel may be dying. It has some crisp brown leaves but we will live in hope.

1.  Colour mix Poppy. This has just appeared and we have labelled it for seed keeping though we know it’s unlikely we’ll get another next year. This grew from saved seed and is very beautiful.

2.   Mum’s Pan Stand.  I grew up with this pan stand, full of shiny pans, in the kitchen. I inherited it some years ago and we too kept it in the kitchen but then we moved back to Cornwall and there was no room inside the house for it. I put it outside, painted it black and found various pans and containers to plant in. I love the oranges and blues of this year’s display.

3.  A very full border. Lupins, Alstroemeria, Verbena Bonariensis,  Day Lilies, Cornflowers and more -and to the right, the possibly terminal, but we hope not,  Red  Hazel.

4.  Aliums.  They are beginning to change colour, at last.

5   The Edible Garden is overflowing!  We are eating the lettuces as fast as we can, using the Pansy flowers, Nasturtiums and Borage blooms in G&T ( and in salads!) and the herbs in everything!  The Olive tree has tiny buds!

6   Hydgrangea in a neighbour’s garden – such a good blue.

For others in the Six on Saturday, see the Propagator’s blog. Read the comments to discover gardeners all over the world.

 

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17 responses to “Six on Saturday – Mid July Blooms

  1. Lora Hughes

    July 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Oh, how I love the colours in the pan stand – are those nasturtium & lobelia? Such a great effect, especially against the wall. Your jam packed borders are gorgeous!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      July 16, 2019 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you. They are various nasturtiums and the Lobelia is the trailing one called Sapphire. I’m very pleased with the result. 🙂

       
  2. utesmile

    July 15, 2019 at 6:02 am

    What amazing flowers! Using the pan stand like this is such a great idea! It looks super!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      July 16, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      I am very pleased with the effect – just what I had in my mind. 🙂

       
  3. thequiltinggardener

    July 14, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    You can’t beat a lovely overflowing border. Beautiful

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      July 16, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      Thank you. It is looking good right now. 🙂

       
  4. nrhatch

    July 14, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Love the look of that potted pan stand! Well done, you.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      July 16, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you. I think Mum would have been delighted, being the gardener who has inspired me. 🙂

       
  5. Hortus Baileyana

    July 14, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Your pan stand tower of nasturtiums and lobelia is so pretty.

     
  6. Heyjude

    July 14, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Cornwall does hydrangeas well 🙂

     
  7. A JACOB

    July 14, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Lovely garden!

     
  8. anotherday2paradise

    July 13, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Beautiful garden. I love the colour of the neighbour’s hydrangea. 🙂

     
  9. Sandra

    July 13, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Hope the hazel pulls through. Everything looks so lush and abundant!

     
  10. Oldhouseintheshires (@Oldhouseinthes1)

    July 13, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Your garden is looking lovely! That poppy is so unusual but like you said, I don’t expect you’ll see one like it again. Worth a try though. Happy gardening!

     

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