Here's a quick roundup of what's in bloom in our garden. In spite of being flattened by heavy rain there is still plenty of colour and interest in the garden.
Some plants have been flowering for some weeks and are still going strong such as Crocosmia "Lucifer" and the Rhodohypoxis.
One of our new plants is Penstemon "Sour Grapes". it is one of the best known penstemons.
There are many that are similar and it is sometimes wrongly named. It has a delicate flower and pale colour ranging from blue to pink.
We still have our fair share of thistle type plants flowering late in the season In this photo eryngium yuccifolium has a wonderful architectural flower spike.
The cone flowers ecchinacea (both white and pink) have come into their own this past couple of weeks. Looking at other blogs we seem to have been waiting a long time...
We've also been waiting a long time for the appearance of these wee chaps. A bit of warmth and sunlight is all we need and of course, the buddleia and the verbena bonariensis in flower for the small tortoiseshells to appear.
The agapanthus last for some weeks in our garden. The plants in pots (after being brought on in the greenhouse) usually come out some time before the ones in the ground. We have a several different blues and a white.
The thalictrum is at its best at the moment. A froth of tiny, starry, lavender flowers which are worth a close-up look.
Also on show in the flower garden is a new clematis that we bought recently. It doesn't climb or twine but has a tendency to sprawl or scramble over other plants and supports. That may not sound a very attractive description but it has small purple flowers and beautiful seed heads. It has a lovely name Clematis "Petit Faucon" which means "small falcon"
One of my favourite flowers in the garden nearly got lost under the opium poppies browning foliage. I believe it needs sun and a bit of space to get to more then two feet in height and to form a clump. Gaura is a small graceful plant with delicate, airy flowers in whites and pinks.
So that's the best of what's left in the flower garden. be sure to tune in to what is in bloom in other bloggers gardens at Carol's Blogger Bloom Day.