Even with our rain and windy conditions there's plenty of colour in the garden. Here's a little snapshot of plants in bloom in July/August. The first two photos are geraniums - they're such good value for money as they can be divided in the Autumn to make lots of new plants. These plants were given to me by other gardeners so I'm not sure of their specific name. The purple and blues are my favourite.
|Astilbe are looking good in bloom. Below is a close up of the flower - looks almost like cotton.|
|This year I've noticed white flowered astilbe growing in the wild in Northern Ireland.|
|I decided to scatter some Cornflower and Poppy seeds in a corner of the garden and this is the result. A few plants - even with all the slugs having regular dinner parties!|
|Above: Poppy (Danish Flag) sown from seed.|
Below: Cornflower (Blue Ball) sown from seed - spot the ant and insect in the flower.
|Don't you just love Nasturtiums. These are called 'Dwarf Alaska Mixed Colours'. Sown from seed in pots and then planted out in May/June.|
|Above: Crocosmia are adding welcome splashes of colour.|
|Above and below: Canterbury Bells grown from seed. They seem to be on their way out unfortunately. I'm hoping they'll have another flush of flowers as I see lots of tiny buds on the plants.|
|And when I'm not gardening or at work, I'm enjoying the beautiful Northern Ireland countryside. This is a trip to the North Antrim Coast including Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and the World Heritage Site Giant's Causeway.|
Hope you're having a wonderful Summer!
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