|Sunflower Side Shoot|
Over the past few months I have been participating in Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day hosted by May Dreams Gardens. This is a once-a-month snapshot at what is blooming in the garden. Here is my offering for August 2017 from my little garden in the South West of England.
When I bought the above hydrangea I thought it was white, indeed it was last year after I planted it but this year it has beautiful pink edges to the white flowers.
I bought the above fuchsia at the Cardiff flower show back in April. It hasn’t grown very big but the blooms are stunning.
This sunflower is just starting to bloom. It is a bit hard to photograph at over 8 feet tall but not bad considering it grew out of my homemade compost originally.
|Moonlight Runner Bean|
My moonlight runner beans are a little slower to bloom than the other varieties in the garden but they are finally there and are covered in beautiful flowers that are certainly attracting the bees.
|Nigella Seed Pod|
Although this is not strictly a bloom I couldn’t resist sharing the beautiful seed pods of the nigella flowers. I actually think I prefer the pods to the flowers themselves and am hoping to successfully dry some for the house over the winter.
|Sweet Pea and Homegrown Flower Bouquet|
Finally I couldn’t resist a nod to my sweet peas. They have done incredibly well this year and are still blooming. Every time I pick them now I can’t helping feeling that it might be my last lot of the season. The above is a little bouquet I gifted to my Nan on Saturday for her 87th Birthday.
Many thanks again Carol for hosting this link-up. I am really loving participating each month.