Monday, 31 August 2020

The Delargo Gardens - August

Here we are again my lovelies with the August garden. 
A real mixture as far as the weather was concerned. We had a heat wave but the rest of the month was grim, wet and generally miserable.

 There are still a few jollies here at 'Delargo Towers to cheer us all up a bit.
Our new lily; Lilium Speciosum var. Rubrum has given a few blooms
 and Eucomis 'White Dwarf' is a great joy this year.
 It is known as the 'Pineapple Lily' for a very good reason
 Old favorites are still going strong; Ipomoea Lobata - Spanish Flag
 Thunbergia Alata, commonly called Black-Eyed Susan
 Our fabulous Dahlia
 Herbaceous Geraniums are giving us a little second flush
 While our Phlox just hasn't stopped flowering
 This is a cutting from last years New Guinea Impatiens. It is just starting to do its stuff now and is a gorgeous colour
 Along with the Fuchsias on the Fuchsia wall we have a few upright ones giving the borders a bit of a lift; Walz Jubelteen above and below is Hazel Elizabeth
 It has been a good Summer for our Perovskia Atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire'
 and for Agastache  'Liquorice Blue' the bees love it and it is great for filling late Summer gaps.
 Now is the season for Salvias this one Salvia 'Love and Wishes' has flowered just about all Summer and is still going strong
 Salvia 'Amistad' has been flowering for awhile too.
Salvia Uliginosa is only just starting. It is a heavenly blue and will be worth the wait.
The scarlet flowers of  Salvia Coccinea are dotted around the garden and create a delightful effect.
 Time for a quick tour of the extensive grounds here at 'Delargo Towers'.
 Fuchsias and Ferns
 Fuchsia Thalia has been exceptional this year.
 Unlike Cobaea Scandens. It is heading for the sky but has had just one flower so far. I am put to shame by my sister's plant down in Devon which is attempting to take over the planet and is smothered in flowers.
 So there tiz me darlins, still lots to enjoy and to look forward to

Cyclamen are starting into growth, the Winter Pansies are coming into flower and we can feel Summer starting to fade away on us.
Lets enjoy what we have while we still have it and I will see you back in our garden again next time to see what September has to offer us

Till then it is
from me


  1. Amazing how the plants keep going so well, given the erratic weather - from 35C to 15C in a matter of weeks, and yet they cope beautifully... Jx

    1. Luckily for us they do seem to be able to fend for themselves when they have to.

  2. A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could one ask for?

    Tis all so lovely still. This is the time of year I will bring in some zinnias and dahlia to place around inside. The Salvia 'Amistad, fuchsia and the black eyed Susan are all so beautiful and among my late summer favorites as well. It's nice to see the cooler temps and "wetness" don't ruin the garden. Here across the pond, we have another month of hot temps generally till a Indian Summer will set in, but that being said , our October and November's are very mild with temps in the mid to high 70's F. Bravo to you boys!!!! I always look forward to this post Madam.

    1. Thank you Mistress Maddie. I often dream of having an immensity our garden is tiny.
      We share the same taste in plants and I am so pleased that you enjoy my blog

  3. Before I say anything else, I must say that your Eucomis "White Dwarf" is MUCH lovelier than the ones at The Old Vicarage Gardens that I said were "common" in a previous post of mine (Jon will know what I mean).

    It seems we share some similar plant tastes - you've helped me identify the fuchsias I have on the paysho: "Walz Jubelteen" and "Thalia" - Thank you! And your Black-eyed Susan is tremendous! I have a handful dotted about the gadren, but they've not really come to much (they were sowed late along with the Morning Glory's - which are just starting to flower).

    A lovely August display. Your garden always has me recalling my terrace back passage with fondness. While it was never as full and colourful as yours (mine was mainly foliage/jungle-esque plants), it was a joy to potter about in.

    1. Thank you Mr. DeVice.
      It would seem that you, Mistress Maddie, Dolores Delargo and I all share the same taste in plants and there is nothing wrong with that.
      My back passage faces south so does see some sunshine. A lower story of ferns and an upper one of trailing Fuchsias give a jungle-esque effect, there certainly is much space left over.

    2. Oh Dear Sorry. Please read;
      there certainly is NOT much space left over.

  4. Glorious! I am going to have to hire someone next year to tidy my jungle, you put me to shame.

    1. Hello Ms Scarlet. According to Monty Don Jungle gardens are so in. More plants less weeds I say.

  5. Oh happy day! You two have such luck with flowers and gardening. I spy a bench that would be lovely to sit a spell with a libation and a cig and take in the sights and smell of that oasis.

    1. My dear Agnes (I hope I am not being too forward by addressing you on first name terms) How lovely to see you in the garden.

      So pleased that you noticed our 'fairly' new bench. For us a garden is a place to sit in but one has to do a bit of gardening to achieve the desired effect.

      It would indeed be lovely to have your company and for us all to enjoy a glass or two while we watched the bees go about their busy work.

      Unfortunately With all the madness going on, our garden has not had a single visitor this Summer which makes having you and all our virtual chums enjoy our efforts even more gratifying.