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Blooming in June

Postby Sagitar » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:37 pm

On June 2nd I was pottering in the garden and re-planting some of the tubs in the front garden. There were so many shrubs and perennials in flower and bedding annuals coming and going. The mixture of sunshine and rain has been good for bringing plants on, but has also ruined the appearance of many of the blossoms. I decided to take a series of snap-shots for record purposes and it wasn't long before I had taken shots of more than forty different flowers in our little garden. I'm sorry I can't name them all, but many of our plants are anonymous gifts from the gardens of friends.

Here are some of them.

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02 - Alchemilla mollis

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03 - Philadelphus (Mock Orange).

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04 - Pansies - the rain really got to them.

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05 - Lavendula augustifolia (Hidcote) - with cuckoo spit

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08 - Campanula

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09 - Alyssum

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11 - Kniphofia

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12 - Geranium

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13 - Geranium

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14 - Oriental Poppy

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16 - Eschscholsia - Californian Poppy

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17 - Hypericum

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20 - Campanula

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21 - Dianthus

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23 - Yucca filamentosa

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24 - Helianthemum - Wisley Primrose

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25 - Cistus - monspeliensis

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26 - Hebe rakaiensis
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Re: Blooming in June

Postby CraftsbyCarolyn » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:43 pm

Wow you have a lot that is out at the moment, mine are not as advanced. So lovely to see the pictures.

NOt sure if you wanted them identified - but a stab at a few:

1 Leucanthemum

Red one heuchera red bells - need to see the leaves, or maybe a salvia like this:

http://www.pallensmith.com/blog/garden/ ... oom-salvia

http://www.grassrootgardens.com/wp-cont ... Frosty.jpg

lilac/yellow daisy - erigeron

blue one maybe lithodora
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Re: Blooming in June

Postby groutman » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:12 pm

Sagitar wrote:Sorry I haven't contributed much lately, but my health has deteriorated again and I have been unable to get out or walk almost at all.


Sorry to hear about your health problems, but am glad to see your photographic skills have not diminished, and that your garden gives you the opportunity to take such stunning pictures.
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Re: Blooming in June

Postby SCRABBLER » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:00 am

Is it you, that is the gardener? Or your wife?
Whoever - they do a fine job. If they have any spare time .. ... ... . ...?

Lovely pictures Sagitar - thank you. :AA
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Re: Blooming in June

Postby oceanbreeze » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:12 pm

Lovely pictures Sagitar--your garden has offered up it's secrets.!
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Re: Blooming in June

Postby Sagitar » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:53 pm

SCRABBLER wrote:Is it you, that is the gardener? Or your wife?
Whoever - they do a fine job. If they have any spare time .. ... ... . ...?


Thanks for the comments. Mrs Sagitar does most of the work in the gardens around the back and sides of the house (with a little help from me). We built all the walls to hold the terracing ourselves (in 1978) and it's pleasing that they are still standing firmly.

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My patch is a much smaller area in front of the house. We did some hard landscaping in an attempt to reduce the maintenance and to make if possible for me to potter as I get weaker, but it still needs work to keep it looking good.

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Happily we both like gardening (the boss much more than I) but I see the time approaching when we will need external assistance,
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