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August 16, 2017 · 8:00 am

Campanula Canterbury Bells

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July 20, 2017 · 8:00 am

Riot on the border!

Yes, there truly is a riot  –  a riot of colour!  The bright sunshine of the past few days has encouraged an enthusiastic response from the spring flowers in the border.

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Yesterday in the garden

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Around the flower garden in early June

Many of the plants in the flower borders seem to have been completely disorientated by the cold, wet Spring.  Several that should be in full bloom  –  for instance, roses and poppies  –  are still in bud, or are only just coming into flower.  Nevertheless, there are some attractive pockets of colour, as the following selection confirm:

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Crocosmia

This is the time when the crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ brings vibrant colour to our summer border.

En masse the impact is quite stunning.

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Flowering moss

I came across this small cushion of flowering moss whilst tidying up the flower border.  It was perched in isolation on the stump of an old laburnum blown down during a gale a few years ago.  In size, the entire plant would comfortably sit in the palm of a hand, but its delicate details were perfectly formed  –  a miniature, magical grove.

Flowering moss

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