I surprise myself with just how much colour there is in my garden. Baring in mind I go for the big leaved tropicals and the spiky arid bed.
Whilst sat eating dinner outside on the patio, hubby asked me why I was growing marijuana?
I said you daft bat thats not marijuana thats a Cleome and they have the most amazing flowers with a fabulous scent!
I was trolling round the garden this evening after another beautiful day and took one or two photos!
Lots of Nicotiana in varying colours.
Day Lily and Agapanthus just about to bloom.
A white Cleome, I do love white flowers, but 'him indoors' has banned me from having them!! Behind is a tree spinach, beautiful pink on the leaves!
Now here are some of my big leaves
Pink China, elephant ears, has proven quite hardy and has over wintered for 2 winters now think I may have to split it next year!
Now this is jungle
A bunch of Cleomes. I grew these from seed about 3 years ago, then last year I grew them from seed I had saved, but due to my mum having a fall last year I wasn't here to be able to collect the seed, so these have been bought in!
They are such a pretty flower, I highly recommend them.
Canna sending out a flower bud!
One of my Dahlias in flower
I know some white flowers, I bought them as pink but I think some white where mixed in so I have got away with it!
An Alium, I thought I planted more of these, I love them sooo pretty, but sadly only one has bloomed.
Isn't tmy Zebra grass magnificent
I had no idea when I bought it just how tall it grew
A couple of years back I thought I had lost it so bought another, just in case!!
My globe thistle, can't decide whether I love this or not. I love the thistle heads but where it is planted it grows easily to 6ft and flops everywhere so is currently held upright with a bunjee rope!
Clematis who doesn't have at least one clematis in there garden?
Thalia Dealbeta flowering in the pond, these flower stalks are at least 6ft tall! Wish I had made the pond double its current size. When it was re-dug in 2011, we increased the pond by just over double its then size. I realise now, even if I dug up the whole of the bottom of the garden, it probably wouldn't be big enough!!
and we finish with Green Goddess, she is spectacular!