Through the Garden Gate August 2019
We have been enjoying sharing our garden with lots of visiting insects this month. It seems that most flower images have included an insect or two!
Other aspects have not been so welcome, gales of over 60 miles per hour caused three huge fence panels each measuring 5 foot wide and 6 foot tall were blown over to an angle of 45 degrees onto the neighbouring footpath. This was the day before the Jurassic run, whose route uses the footpath! We managed to prop it up with half an hour to spare!
The overall colouring in the borders seems less intense. Although there are some bursts of colour in small patches. We couldn't come home empty handed when we spied this bronze Rudbeckia at the garden centre.
|Rudbeckia Summerina Orange|
|Helianthus Lemon Queen|
The cutting border was battered by the gales too, one cosmos plant was blown out of the ground! As the wind blew I rushed around cutting the long stalks down to prevent any further damage. The plants don't seem to have minded the heavy cut and three weeks later are looking good again!
|Shasta Daisy 'Crazy Daisy' - the flowerheads are huge and frilly|
I am particularly pleased with this Crazy Daisy I bought the seeds last year and the propagation was unsuccessful, I didn't hold out much hope this year when I tried again, it was worth the second attempt.
This month it has felt that summer is slowly winding down, our Autumn raspberries Joan J have been huge and tasty! There is a tint of red on the vine leaves and early mornings are slowly beginning to feel cold and damp,
What are the highlights in your garden this month?
It is always wonderful to see other gardens and watch their development during the year. If you want to join in with Through the garden gate each month please let me know in the comments below and I will add your site, it is always fantastic to see a range of gardens from all around the world, and share our love of gardening. Apologies my post is late this month unlike other participants!