GLORIOUS COLOUR - SIX ON SATURDAY

Here are my garden highlights for this week.

1 The Nasturtiums were photographed this evening in the setting sun as befits their sunset colours.  These sit at the front of the long border where scarlet and crimson mingle with the orange.




2. Dahlia David Howard is usually bright orange, but is looking a little bit more subtle than usual. 




3. Rudbeckia Goldsturm is not subtle!  Its doing its job of adding a summery sizzle in the yellow section of the long border.





4.  Rosa Burgundy Ice intermingled with Persicaria Red Dragon.   There is a change of mood to smoky purples in the Rose Garden.




5. Dusky pinks and purples in the shady borders of the Rose Garden. 




6  This little Dianthus has been one of my favourite plants this summer.  I keep it in the greenhouse where its beautiful perfume is intensified by the heat so that it scents the air all around.  The smell is the same as the divine carnation scented Roger and Gallet Soap with the romantic name of Oeillet Mignardise.  Sadly it no longer seems to be available, so this plant is the closest I can get.


That's my Six on Saturday, but if you would like to see more of what's happening in gardens this week then visit The Propagator who kindly hosts this meme.

Comments

  1. Glorious colour indeed! I’ve been seeing Rudbeckia popping up on sixes a lot recently reminding me I must look for some some to plant in my garden. I can see why you like the dianthus so much even though I can’t smell it!

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    1. I'd definitely recommend trying the Rudbeckia if you fancy it. It's an easy, robust plant. Doesn't flop and spreads easily without ever taking over.

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  2. Really lovely SoS...I love the dianthus in the pot. I think I'll do that this summer...thanks for the inspiration Cath@Home

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  3. Love the persecaria in your rose garden, which variety is it?

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    1. The persicaria in photo 4 with the dark leaves and insignificant white flowers is Red Dragon. I bought the one in photo 5 in with the red bottle brush flowers from an NGS garden. They had labelled it as 'Son of Fire Tail', so I presume they had originally bought a plant called 'Fire Tail'.

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  4. I get it when you mentioned the scent of the Dianthus...I have posted a very lacy one recently. Clever you for placing it in your greenhouse to capture the scent.

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    1. I'd love to grow them outdoors too but I don't think they do well on clay.

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  5. Love the persicaria and sedums!

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