Monday, 29 June 2020

My Cornwall Garden Flowers: 16 Photos

Hydrangea

A bit of a wander around our gardens today. Starting off in the back garden, where the lavender has come into flower. It partitions off our table and chairs sitting area. A lovely perfume and lots of interest from the insects.

Lavender

A climber climbing.


And another brand of lavender.

Lavender

Fuchsias: always attractive and easy to grow. They are quite happy to stay outside during Cornwall's winters.

Fuchsia

Spikey has had some adventures, was in the front garden until some idiot, for want of a better word, threw the plant into the river for some inexplicable reason. But Spikey survived and even flowered - which is unusual. I'm told they only usually flower every ten to twenty years.

Spikey

Moving on swiftly to the front garden. We are lucky in having trees and a small river on the opposite side of the road.

Front Garden

An abundance of petunias of differing colours.

Petunias

A neat and tidy fuchsia with lots of flowers.

Fuchsia

A young hydrangea and daisies squabbling over who should have the most space.

Daisies

A few pansies en masse ...

Pansies

… and a few more self seeded pansies - look at their happy little faces.

Pansies

Hydrangeas starting to come into pastel shades of colour.


Hydrangea



A bit of a gaudy petunia.


Petunia

And a fuchsia to finish off with.


Fuchsia

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8 comments:

  1. Such a colourful selection, Mike, on what is a blustery grey day here!

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  2. Thanks Caroline, good to see colour at this time of year, even if the weather is changing at the moment. Good wishes.

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  3. A delightful walk around your garden Mike, some lovely flowers. The Fuschia I especially like, my cuttings from last year, which you advised me to root in water, are just about to flower.

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    1. Thanks David, glad to hear that the fuchsia cuttings were successful. Raining again today!

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  4. Thank you for the lovely garden tour! Your green thumb and the agreeable climate make for a lovely selection of flowers. Fuchsia here is a very brief bloomer, perhaps a week or so before summer’s heat and humidity.

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  5. Hello Ann. Fuchsia seem to thrive here and they usually survive through the winter months - but we take a few cuttings just in case.
    Lockdown is easing now, from 4 July we can travel and stay anywhere within England. So I guess Cornwall will get lots of visitors, the county relies on tourism.

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  6. What a gorgeous blog post, Mike. Sorry to hear about Spikey, and glad it was able to be rescued. Hope you and your family are keeping well. All good wishes, Prue

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    1. Hello Prue, thanks so much for your kind words. Spikey shot up when it flowered to about 8 or 9 feet tall!
      We are managing well and have kept walking - but keeping well away from any crowds and being strict with social distancing. Lovely to hear from you, all good wishes.

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