Camera in hand I walk the garden. Would you care to join me? Lets talk flowers :)
I am not a lover of Gladiolus but have to say I am smitten with this. I cannot tell you the name, a mixed bag of bulbs without a label.
I can tell you the name of this one though, for it is without doubt, a firm favourite. Abysinnian Gladiolus or one of its common names the fragrant gladiolus. It has the most beautiful scent that cannot fail to please.
Unknown rose....given to me by my Father.......very special to me.
Shrub rose Rhapsody in Blue, a gift from my Mother.
Flowers in shades of mauve, violet and purple that gradually fade to slate blue. It has a sweet spicy scent.....delicious.
I love this plant........Hydrangea paniculata Vanille-Fraise.
I love the pyramid shape flower panicles, they start white,
turning shades of pink as they age. When October arrives they will take on rich pink tones.
A random planting that worked out well...........
Persicaria pink elephant. Love the name, bees love the flowers. We need to help the bees :)
Sedum Autumn Joy and Herbstfrende. I wonderful late flowering plant for butterflies and bees.
They often get a bad press for flopping. I find planted in full sun and never watered they keep upright, neat and tidy.
I would not be without them and have one flower bed full of them. In Autumn they are covered in honey bees, butterflies and numerous other insects. They are worth their weight in gold for this insect loving gardener.......
Hope you enjoyed the short tour. Will take a look around the jungle garden next time. Until then, have a lovely week.