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8 photo blog, 16 June

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Not brilliant photos – I just wish the colours would show more vibrantly. Is it me, or is it the camera?!

Old bench, I just painted!


Hydrangea petiolaris for Ange

Wider view

Viburnum ‘kilimanjaro’

Phlox ‘chattahoochee’

My favourite Penstemon – anyone know the name? (a pretty lilac colour)


View

Raised bed with Geraniums

What a glorious day … but having to sit in the shade!

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You have some cracking plants, Sheila. Thank you for sharing your climbing hydrangea - I think mine needs more light to flower, it's in quite a lot of shade.
Your penstemon could be Stapleford Gem or Sour Grapes, if the flowers are not the largest. Both lovely, shimmery mauves.

16 Jun, 2021

 

I agree with Ang....especially the beautiful, mauve Penstemon.

16 Jun, 2021

 

lovely blog and photos. my camera is not happy with colour at the moment either. I must have altered the settings some how.
could the penstemon be harlequin lilac? or cha-cha lavender?

16 Jun, 2021

 

Thank you all very much. Ange, my H. Petiolaris is in shade most of the day. I’m grateful for all your penstemon suggestions and will Google them all 🙂.

16 Jun, 2021

 

I like your bench Sheila, and you have interesting plants.

My camera takes hopeless photos, or should that be I take hopeless photos lol ... but I enhance them on the computer so they don't look so bad. However the colour is never as good as in real life.

16 Jun, 2021

 

Thank you Hywel, that’s consoling 🙂.

16 Jun, 2021

 

Always love to see your garden Sheila. It evolved beautifully. It looks very mature now.

16 Jun, 2021

 

Can't see anything wrong with the colours Sheila - they look very natural to me! Have to agree with Klahanie, it has matured quickly and looks as if its been there for a long time.Your blue Penstemon is beautiful!

16 Jun, 2021

 

Many thanks for your lovely comments Klahanie and Sue!

17 Jun, 2021

 

I think Penstemon ‘sour grapes’ looks the closest … thank you Ange!

17 Jun, 2021

 

A lovely garden.

17 Jun, 2021

 

Thanks Josee.

17 Jun, 2021

 

I like your bench very much and the mauve penstemon is such a delcate colour. It is one of the nicest shades I have seen.
Your photos are lovely.

17 Jun, 2021

 

Thank you Chris, you’re very generous 🙂.

17 Jun, 2021

 

Lovely photos Sheila, I`m a big fan of Viburnums and your `Kilimanjaro` is a new one to me so I shall be on the look-out its gone to top of my wish list.

18 Jun, 2021

 

Loving your paintwork, Sheila! You’ve made a grand job of refreshing your bench.
You’ve such pretty, colourful flowers…I do love your raised bed, very attractive brickwork and pretty geraniums.

18 Jun, 2021

 

Phyl, you’ve got good taste! Kilimanjaro was the “plant of Chelsea” a few years ago. Thanks for your comment 🙂.

Thank you Kate … funny how quite little things can give us so much pleasure: I love that raised bed too 🙂.

18 Jun, 2021

 

Your garden looks lovely and it has matured so rapidly. I had a scan back to you blog towards the end of April and it looked very different to the view today. It's amazing how fast things change - just turn your back and it's all different. The geranium bed will be a picture for the rest of the summer I expect.

18 Jun, 2021

 

Thanks very much Honey 🙂.

19 Jun, 2021

 

Well you have some fab plants Sheila, I love the Viburnum. Your seat looks very smart and reminds me my table could do with another coat of ebony wood stain!

23 Jun, 2021

 

Thanks Janey. A quick rub with sandpaper and a new coat of paint is so quick and easy but makes such a difference 🙂.

23 Jun, 2021

 

That's true..x

23 Jun, 2021

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