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Once Where There Was Just Green, Now There Is Colour

By Hurtlingtowards60 @ronitee

After the Spring flowers finished, I was slowly beginning to panic that nothing was going to flower.  Every time I looked at the garden there was a mass of green.  I love green, and there were many shades from light to dark, but an English Country Garden needs flowers.   All of a sudden it has happened, the garden, whilst not a riot of colour, now has a gentle coloured hue.

Firstly the Johnsons, Plantsman’s Sweet Peas – Cupani – are flowering in abundance.  I can’t cut them quick enough.  I have not grown this variety before and they are supposed to have an amazing scent.  I was hoping for that “blow you away” sweet pea perfume, but instead it is a delicate scent that you have to breath in deeply to appreciate.

Once Where There Was Just Green, Now There Is Colour

Then there is the Gerbera.  This plant is now 5 yeas old and  has not flowered as prolifically as previous years, but it still produces wonderfully bright red flowers bordering on being orange.

Once Where There Was Just Green, Now There Is Colour

Another flower I grew from seed this year is Larkspur.  They were only cheap seeds from Wilkinsons in a selection packet so I didn’t know what color they would turn out to be.  Some unfortunately died, but what is left have flowered into an eye watering violet/blue.

Once Where There Was Just Green, Now There Is Colour


Further down the garden, the Phlox is in full flower and next to them are the blue Agapanthus.

Once Where There Was Just Green, Now There Is Colour

Once Where There Was Just Green, Now There Is Colour

I also grew Johnsons Cornflower called Double Black from seed.  They look really good against the pink Cosmos.

Once Where There Was Just Green, Now There Is Colour

I have a slim line water butt just outside my kitchen door, it is a not very aesthetic looking green, so a few years ago I decided to camouflage it.  I put a Passion Flower in a pot next to it, and trained it over and around the butt.  As I was coming back into the house after taking pics of the flowers in the garden, I suddenly noticed tucked in the far corner it has started to flower.  I am sure they were not this color last year but I think it is a fabulous blue.

Once Where There Was Just Green, Now There Is Colour

The Roses are still in full bloom, as are the Nasturtiums, Fuchsia and Montbretia.

Once Where There Was Just Green, Now There Is Colour

Isn’t Summer color wonderful!

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