Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Rose Arthur Bell opened its bloom when I was out. A lovely strong tea scent, and amazingly vibrant petals. I love how the Rose has bloomed despite the heat and lack of rain.
This is the Asda Black Knight Lily? It looks more Red on the photo then the black Lily they showed on the box the bulbs came in.
These are my Tiger Lily's but they have lost their spots! Unless they have reverted back to one of the parents?
Mass planting is great, but monoculture brings in a plague of pests. If I stop growing Lily's for a few seasons then the bugs can move to other gardens. They fly to the scent of Lily's.
I hope the other two bishop Dahlias are as pretty as this one. The burnt orange colour just glows above the dark foliage below.
The sun is low in the sky now, the temperature has fallen. Cat has watered the garden. The hanging baskets and Strawberry beds have been decimated by the heat. Some plants look good (the ones photographed).
The evening garden is serene and calm after the rush of the day, and the sweltering heat. Evening is a good time to go into the garden.