Colourful Garden Photos
Since leaving my parent’s home I haven’t had the joy before of having a garden….until now. I love gardening.
The flowers above are calendulas. They look fab grown in a patch of both yellow and orange alongside red poppies. I had a patch like this in front of the house this year.
I have no idea what the flowers above are. They are from a packet of mixed seeds, which unhelpfully didn't tell me what the seeds were. They are all bee-friendly flowers though.
These are Osteospermum daisies. They are also known as African Cape daisies. They close up with bad weather and at night, opening again with the first rays of sun. I wish I had noticed the fly creeping into shot; bluebottles are really pretty up close. I would have taken more of the fly.
Dahlias (above) are tender plants. So this year I had to wait until mid-December for frosts heavy enough to turn the leaves black so that I could dig the bulbs up and bring them indoors to overwinter. Even then the leaves didn’t go truly black - our winter has been so mild. I hope it will work and they flower again next year.
The plant above is a Thalictrum. My husband bought it expecting for it to be a really tall plant - most Thalictrum is over a metre tall. But this one turned out to be teeny tiny. It was a dwarf Thalictrum of only 10cm high. Its delicate flowers are nonetheless very, very pretty.
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