A showcase for the 'Gardens of Delargo Towers', and a new blog to share the odd bits and bobs in my virtual back-yard - together with a potpourri of bizarre random objets d'art from the dusty attic of my mind.
There will be a good smattering of Divas gayness gorgeousness history and music on the way
So follow me on my journey if you wish, leave comments if you can.
July can be a difficult month as the early Summer flowers go over and the late Summer ones have yet to kick in but I think our little back yard has done OK:
As you know we love our cottage type borders with shades of pink and blue but we also love red and yellow too. this year we have decided to separate them on either side of the path and it seems to work.
We have a new Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunfire' which fits the bill perfectly
Our giant Begonia “Sangria” does too
Coreopsis grandiflora “Early Sunrise”
We are over the moon with our new Hemerocallis 'Crimson Pirate'
I never thought the two old left over seeds of Canary Creeper 'Tropaeolum peregrinum' would come to much but they have, and look good with Verbena bonariensis
Ipomoea multifida - red
Monarda didyma 'Red Colours' has done well this year and is popping it head up all over the place which is a delight.
New this year and totally unexpected as they came up in a tray of Virginia Stock seedlings looking like a weed was this. It turned out to be Elegant Clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata); an absolute joy:
Also new and great fun is the Eucomis autumnalis ‘White Dwarf’:
New Guinea impatiens:
Last winter we bought a pack of two tubers of Begonia oderata 'Angelique' You would think they would be the same -
But no! they are very different but that is OK; we like both, and yes - they do have a faint but rather nice fragrance.
Last year we planted a single flowered black hollyhock; it came up a double white. We saved and sowed its seeds. I am rather chuffed that they have all flowered in the first year:
All of last years lilies rotted away, so we bought another 'tree' lily 'On Stage':
...and lilium 'Stargazer'. Both have the most amazing scent. They really do blow your socks off.
This month also saw the return of some old friends,
Brodiaea laxa “Queen Fabiola:
Lobelia “Fan Burgundy”:
Never to be without - Asarina (Maurandya) scandens:
Last Summer we found some Agastache seedlings that had smuggled themselves in from the old garden. They are looking good now, and the bees love 'em:
Salvia 'Amistad' has kicked off nice and early this year:
It should look fab next month.
We saved the seeds from Ipomoea tricolor (Morning Glory) “Kniola's Black” last year and planted them all over the place this...
...including in "the fernery" as usual.
So there 'tiz, me lovelies!
At present 'Delargo Towers' is completely covered by scaffolding while undergoing restoration.
So my next post might a bit different than the norm.