Sunday, 5 July 2015

Flowers

My sunflowers are just coming out.
Despite having been battered by storms in May/June which has left their leaves a bit marked.

The garden is giving us 3 or 4 vases of "free"  cut flowers every few days. They are not lasting long due to the heat but we have had a nice display on the fire hearth in the lounge.  This is the only space in the house out of the direct sun which means they last slightly longer than on window ledges.
I love flowers that appear free in the garden. Lots of red poppies have appeared also these lovely double type.


I had just cycled home from the village the other day and told my husband about a garden full of Canterbury bells I had just seen when later I found a plant under a bush. Small and a bit weedy but I shall encourage it!

5 comments:

  1. Is that pinks and sweet peas that I can see on the second picture? The scent must be heavenly.

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    1. They are! Stocks are good too but the stems are not nice after a few days.

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  2. Love those poppies. I love sweet peas and stocks the smell is just wonderful it fills the whole house.

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  3. My sunflowers are just starting to show colour too. I have never grown them before and am amazed at how thick the stalks are.

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    1. Hmmm they have amazing roots and are quite difficult to clear away in the autumn. My biggest is now 7 feet tall!

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