Sunday, August 01, 2010

Sneaking in my colours of July at the last minute

This month the blues abound with this small campanula, and although more purply, this Clematis "Betty Corning". The plant grows like mad after being pruned heavily each spring, but the most memorable thing about this clematis is the fragrance.

We thought that we'd lost this rather blue/purple geranium, but it reappeared this year after about four years.

Putting on a good show in the front garden, we have a Cotinus cogyrria.
For a short while we also had a neat row of marigolds by the front door. Then one night it rained, and in the morning there were barely any remains. Some snails and slugs had been visiting. 
More pink this month with some self sown hollyhocks. 

Then,  found inside the back door one morning, a moth. After dark, when the back door was open, this sleepy looking creature made its escape.

And that is enough for now, more next month I hope.
Several other people have also listed their colours of July on Sue's blog.



Blogger Annie said...

That's why geraniums are such wonderful gatden plants: they keep coming back, even if you doubt they will! And those blue ones are so pretty.

12:59 pm  
Blogger Leigh said...

I love your blues and purples. I have no blue but plan to plant some chicory next year.

I still owe you an email!

4:27 am  
Blogger m said...

Despite having captured the relevant images to Blogger, some of them vanished before I uploaded this post. They have now been reinstated.

3:33 pm  
Blogger Life Looms Large said...

Great colors of July!!!

The blues are just what I need right now. Our weather had cooled down a bit, but today the heat is back.

That moth has great colors for weaving!! I often steer clear of neutrals, but hope to change that at some point!

Stay cool!

12:46 am  

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