It's mid August and Blogger's Bloom Day. Here's a little snapshot of some of the plants in bloom. The nasturtium and crocosmia are valuable plants this month as they provide a little splash of drama in the garden and both are really easy to grow.
(Left) Variety: Nasturtium 'Dwarf Alaska Mixed Colours', American Seed, 20 US cents. Sown in April direct into old chimney pot.
Below: Crocosmia bulbs are great no fuss plants.
|Above: Sedum thrive in the smallest of cracks.|
Below: Geranium growing in front of a dry stone wall.
Below: Astilbe thrives in the damp soil.
|Above: The yellow flowers are from Silverdust plants and the pink are Snagdrgon.|
Below: Calendula 'Orange King', (Hardy Annual), Carters Tested Seeds. Seed sown April 2012.
|Above: Nigella 'Persian Jewels Mixed' (Love in a mist), (Hardy Annual), grown from seed in April. They are tiny little plants with tiny flowers; no big impact, however close up shots look lovely.|
|Above: The eggplant/aubergine are flowering like mad and a few fruits forming.|
Below: The tomato plants have lots of flowers and fruits, just waiting for some to ripen to eat!
Happy Blogger's Bloom Day!
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