Sunday, 27 July 2008

In the garden

These are the only runners I grow now, Sunset. Beautiful peachy pink flowers and the sweetest tasting beans.

This is lovely, but I will need to curb its enthusiasm, and really try and find out what to do with it - I think the roots are used. Lovely flowers, though, the inula family.

A very beautiful shrubby plant this, which I grew from seed several years ago - flowers of purest white, cut away to reveal the fresh green calyx underneath.

Wish you could smell these..........the plants have done very well this year, must have been all the rain! I've picked dozens of bunches so far, a few still to come yet. One of my favourites, especially the bicolours.

These seed all over the garden; not the fuller's teasel, but the other one. I love the flowers, and leave them for the finches to eat the seeds come the autumn; very stately and grand looking, adding good height around the place.


Eco-Gites of Lenault said...

They are beautiful flowers - I have good sweet peas this year (although they have refused to climb!) and some really tall sunflowers planted by the boys. I have also got some fantastic morning glories and have grown dahlias for the first time. Next year I am planning a cutting garden as I love flowers in the house but don't like buying those that are likely to be imported and full of chemicals.

Libbys Blog said...

I have noticed loads of teasels this year. I too have had loads of bunches of sweetpeas they are such a beautiful flower!