Mostly repeats from previous weeks, but of things that are still looking good or having a second flush of life as Summer draws to a close. I’m really pleased with these Zinnias which I grew from seeds from Gardeners’ World magazine. Although quite a few were lost to slugs when I first planted them out, they’re still going strong and are very tall:
Another seed success story are my Velvet Queen sunflowers. I dead-headed the first flowers a week ago, and they’ve all come back with a second round of flowers now – slightly smaller than the original but still a nice display:
For my pots this year, I chose Oesteopermums to go with the zinnias. They’ve not been quite so prolific in terms of flowers but they’ve recently started up again:
A new arrival this year is this Anemone White Swan – I originally saw this at Hampton Court last year, and planted one in April. It flowered in June, and has now just started to flower again:
Another new arrival, but more unexpected. I’m pretty sure this is a Calendula – correct me if I’m wrong! I think this must have come from a random packet of wildflower seeds I scattered in March – I’ve had Borrage, Nigella and a single cornflower from them so far and these have just appeared:
Finally, here’s one of the beds looking good with some late Summer flowing. I’m particularly pleased with my Gauras and Verbenas this year – the second year for both, and both have flowered really well – and the Verbena has self-seeded elsewhere in the garden too. Here they are with the Echinops and Japanese Anemones – both more established, long-standing plants here:
That’s it for now, have a lovely rest of the weekend everyone. Head over to The Propagator for more sixes. And, for anyone celebrating this weekend – Shanah Tovah!