Tuesday, 30 June 2020

The Delargo Gardens - June

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 Coccinea
 Salvia Amistad
 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

Random Gorgeousness.

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
 Jacey Elthalion
 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