In our garden: 14 August 2018

The bees knees

There's been some talk about which variety of helenium is most attractive to bees. My view: they couldn't give a damn - it's whichever is giving the most at that moment.

Big and bold

Some plants and flowers have been small this year due to the drought. Crocosmia Mephistopheles has enormous flowers this year - twice as big as previously.


Just love the way this Verbena bonairiensis floret has wafted into the trumpets of Crocosmia Firejumper. Nature creates some bold colour combinations.

Fine and feathery

It's not all hot and spicy in our garden, Sanguisorba hakusanensis provides some refined delicacy to our planting.

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