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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day August 2011

Wow, where did the last month go?

For me mid August is harvest time, as my garden is at it's most productive. That also means flowers now as well as vegetables, as i've planted more annuals and cutting perennials this year.

First though these are just about the only perennials that I inherited from the previous owner of this house.

I thought that Phlox always got mildew, but these seem to get very little, and they have a lovely scent. The Helianthus behind are a lovely bright colour for very little work.

I'm really pleased about the Sweet pea Matucana, Calendula and Sunflowers, as they are all grown from seeds collected from plants in the garden last year.

In the front garden, i've got Anthemis reflowering, with Campanula Glomerata, and the Aster Frikatii Monch is doing well even in partial shade.

The Star of the show tho' has to be my Geranium Rozanne. - This is just one plant, planted 2 years ago.


Thanks as ever to Carol at May Dream Gardens for hosting this monthly look at what's flowering around the world.


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Belinda @ Wild Acre

It is a knack isn't it, keeping the colour and blooms powering through for as long as possible, and it seems quite autumnal in parts of my garden already. Glad to have discovered your blog via Carol's Bloom Day.

Lisa Cox

My Geranium Rozanne are marvellous too - they just go on and on don't hard for their space in the garden!

Christine @ The Gardening Blog

What a gorgeous display of August blooms!
Happy GBBD :)

The Sage Butterfly

I love your beds of beautiful! You have so much lovely color in your garden. Happy GBBD!


What superb colour! I love that combination of Rudbekia and Geranium Rozanne. Thanks for the ID of the herb.

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