Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Here we are again me dears and to misquote the song,
' June has busted out all over'
The garden is full of colour.
The Solstice is over and it is 'Mid Summer'.
It is the time for Dahlias. New for us this year; Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'
With our old reliable Dahlia behind.
also new for us last year, our spectacular Hemerocallis 'Crimson Pirate'
Coreopsis has never done well in our garden and this little thing is all that has survived from the plants we had. We stuck it in a small pot and put it on a sunny shelf and it has rewarded us with some bright and jolly flowers
Our Phlox is looking and smelling amazing. This was taken mid month and now it is just all flower
The last flush of our Rose - Veilchenblau
All the different Pelargoniums have done especially well this year - These are both regal
and this a lovely coloured 'Ivy' Leaf'
I am often told by a friend that our Petunias are a little vulgar!
Well - We don't care, we love them.
We bought a New Guinea Impatiens and loved the colour so much we took cuttings.
They came through the Winter on window sill.
Elegant Clarkia is a difficult colour but we love it
Ipomoea Purpurea 'Kniola's Black' on the other hand is a fab colour and sits well with any thing
We grow it every year with the seeds we collect the year before
I love this plant Nicotiana Mutabilis.
Why it is not grown more widely I have no idea .
Another plant that refuses to do well in our garden is Scabious.
This is it's last photo!
It is now compost
Verbena Bonariensis -
and yellow umbels of Bronze Fennel remind me that we are in mid Summer
even if the weather does not.
Almost all of the Salvias are coming into flower.
They will take us right through to the end of Summer and into Autumn.
Salvia Love and Wishes
and Salvia Patens 'Oxford blue'
Time for a proper look around
Fuchsias are doing so well this year and we are over the moon with our ferns
This is my 'Wine Time' spot
From there I get not only a fab view of our amazing Lily 'on Stage' but get to enjoy the scent too.
and trust me it could blow your socks off
Well there tiz me darlins
just time for you to meet a very good friend of ours.
In fact it's every ones friend. It is a Lady Bird larvae.
together with the Hover Fly larvae they eat all the green fly.
We call them our little dragons
There are a few more stars waiting in the wings to take their turn in the spotlight next month.
So do pop back for a little visit.
I'll pop the kettle on when I see you.
Saturday, 20 June 2020
Hello me darlins
I am not early with the garden post, but it has dawned on me that when I started this (my second) blog I did promise -
"a pot-pourri of bizarre random objects d'art from the dusty attic of my mind. There will be a good smattering of Divas, gayness, gorgeousness, history and music"
I have been rather amiss in fulfilling that promise. My one and only non-garden post was 'Bona Sparkles' back in November 2018 click here to have a look
So without any more waffle, here are a few gems that caught me eye on my more recent trolls around the World Wide Web.
The modern ballet
Grace Jones, 1978 by Kate Simon
I would be happy to give him a hand
Dolores del Rio by Edward Steichen 1929
The adorable David Tennant as Mr.Crowley
Yves Saint Laurent 1971
Rudolph Nureyev in his apartment on Quai Voltaire, Paris
Jude Law, 1997 - photo by Lord Snowden
Life is full of decisions
Prince Eugenie of Greece necklace
Jean Harlow in Dinner at Eight 1933
Nikos Siranides as "Querelle"
Rod Stewart and Elton John, 1973
The lovely Anthony Perkins - 1960
Mick Jagger, 1968 by Cecil Beaton
Elevator doors; DuPont Building in Miami (1939),
Inspecting the tiles for repair ?
The very gorgeous Sal Mineo
And finally as it is Mid Summer's Day - a nice little gardening outfit
Well there tiz me lovelies
Hope you enjoyed having a look