Wednesday, 30 September 2020

The Delargo Gardens - September

  Here we are again me Darlins,

September is over and Summer is well and truly gone.


This is the month when The Salvias, Dahlias and Fuchsias really come into their own, the jewel like colours catch the Autumnal light and dominate the garden

Salvia Coccinea
Salvia 'Love and Wishes'
Salvia Uliginosa
Salvia Guaranitica 'Blue Enigma'
Salvia x jamensis “Nachtvlinder”
Salvia Guaranitica Amistad
Salvia patens "Deep Blue"
Dahlia "Bishop of Llandaff"
 Dahlia variabilis 'Bishop's Children'
Agastache rugosa, 'Liquorice Blue'

 Perovskia atriplicifolia “Blue Spire”

We have a few new 'Stars' who have waited till now to take to the stage

We love all Nicotiana - but few can rival Nicotiana sylvestris for sheer elegance and drama. The scent is divine too
New for us this year, Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'. It was so small I never expected it to flower but it has and the colour is just amazing.
Maurandya scandens or "Snapdragon vine" was previously known as Asarina scandens, and it has also been categorized as Maurandella antirrhiniflora and Asarina antirrhiniflora. We still call it Asarina.

Despite the change in the season a few stalwarts have kept on blooming

 Lilium speciosum var. Rubrum
The Morning Glory Ipomoea tricolor “Kniola's Black” we planted out in the Spring is well over and gone but it has self sown and those seedlings are flowering !
Hemerocallis “Stella D'or” has managed to throw out a few more blooms
as have both our Osteospermum  this is 'Blue Eyed Beauty' which is quite a startling yellow
and this one which is now in the front garden and is huge was a cutting from a plant in Brighton
Another cutting, this time from our own plant last year, New Guinea impatiens. We love the colour and think this year we will try to over-Winter it in the kitchen
This is a self sown Lobelia. It has flowered from the Spring till now while all the others have long gone.
Our Black Eyed Susan Thunbergia alata has done so well this year and is still going.

Now if you are ready it is time for a quick tour of the gardens and grounds here at 'Delargo Towers'

Well that's about it me dears
The weather has been awful but we will try to enjoy what we have while we still have it .

We are already planting out pansies, polyanthus and violas to brighten the dreary months to come and have planted all manner of bulbs to usher in the Spring.

Till next time then me lovelies

I will pop the kettle on when I see you coming 


Thursday, 17 September 2020

Divas, Icons and Gorgeousness #2

 Hello me dears, here we are with another mid garden post, highlighting what has ticked my fancy this month on the World wide web of wonder

Elizabeth Taylor in 1967
Not hers this time but it's still a lovely Diamond and Sapphire Ring by Garrard
From Merchant-Ivory’s gorgeous film of E.M. Forster’s novel Maurice
Anna May Wong in Großstadtschmetterling, 1929.
Alan Cumming in 'Cabaret'
Who new they were friends; Betty Hutton, Sophie Tucker and Tallulah Bankhead.
Maggie Smith in  Travels with My Aunt 1972
One of my fave films of all time,
 the original and best version of - La cage aux folles (1978)
Sir Ian McKellen or Serena to his friends
Sir Ian being mistaken for a homeless man during a rehearsal break 
- Waiting for Godot
The Diva of all Divas, Callas
Quentin Crisp & Sir John Hurt CBE
H R H. The Queen herself.
Norma Shearer.
The 'Master'. Noel Coward by Edward Steichen, 1932.
Whoa, Liza,
See the coster barrows,
The vegetables and the fruit piled high,
Oh, Liza,
Little London sparrows,
Covent Garden Market where the costers cry.
Divine decadence
Betty Blythe in Chu Chin Chow  1925
 Weimar cinema
Dame Margaret Rutherford (1892-1972)
Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, and David Niven, on the set of Death on the Nile (1978)
The adorable, Michael York aged 25 by Pat McCallum, 1967
Dame Edith Sitwell
'Suit you Sir'
Barbara Hutton - Countess Kurt Haugwitz-Reventlow 1937
The Bad Boys of British Theatre - Richardson, Olivier, and Guinness.
Not - Richardson, Olivier, and Guinness but the Heterosexual artist Rupert Bunny with friends.
Queen of the high Cs - Yma Sumac
Anthony Perkins looking very sweet in the1950s
Errol Flynn. One wonders if the stories were true !
√úber Cool -  Gary Numan, 1980
Sal Mineo, waiting for a bus to the bath house? The Bronx, 1955.

Here he is a the bath house ! Oh my Golly Gosh ! 


There tiz then me darlins. Hope you found that fun

and I hope I will see you in the garden soon. Till it's