The Garden in July and August 2017
Summer’s star attractions have been these Angel’s Fishing Rods which sway gently on the breeze. They lean over my little pond, as though fishing for complements!
Although my Lavatera seems to be living out its final summer, it is covered in luscious pink blooms, reaching for the sky:
Meanwhile, Crocosmia lucifer has such a radiant orange smile:
Which matches this Day Lily:
Looking up the path towards my Balinese Buddha, pink Geraniums, purple Drumstick Allium and cerise Carnations spill onto the gravel.
I have been ruthlessly removing self seeded Geraniums which blocked my way forwards. They are all re-potted, awaiting new homes.
These pretty Catanache caerulea were grown from seed. I love their intense blue:
One of my white Agapanthus has had a blue rinse:
And Clematis jackmanii is wrapping herself around Rosa glauca for extra support:
The front garden is looking good. I love these Lychnis coronaria, which are such a wonderful shade of magenta:
They are near neighbours to this pretty Lace Cap Hydrangea:
An Irish garden would not be complete without a red Fuschia, whose flowers look so delicate yet are so hardy:
Finally, these pretty Japanese Anemones will light up my front garden for weeks to come:
Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.
She lives in Donegal, Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/r5GCjaetgZk
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