Monthly Archives: August 2016

August 2016

August 2016

For my small garden flower cutting patch this year I planted two different varieties of Rudbeckia in the flower cutting patch, Rudbeckia ‘Irish Spring’ and the slightly taller and bolder Rudbeckia ‘Gloriosa Daisies’. These beautiful splashes of bright orange and yellow add much needed colour and life to my cutting patch now that most of the annuals are over. They look lovely next to the sunflowers which are still going strong and also the orange cosmos ‘Polidor mixed’ and Crocosmia.

Rudbeckia 'Gloriosa Daisies' adds a much needed splash of colour to the cutting patch

Rudbeckia ‘Gloriosa Daisies’ adds a much needed splash of colour to the cutting patch

Rudbeckia ' Irish Spring' adds more colour

Rudbeckia ‘ Irish Spring’ adds more colour

We have been busy planting out the biannuals, the Wall flowers, Sweet Rocket, Honesty and Sweet Williams. We have also planted the perennials that we have grown from seed this year, Lismachia, Verbascum, Delphinium, Hollyhocks and Penstimon. The Aqualegias and Lupins will also soon be ready to plant out.

Healthy, young Sweet Rocket and Wall Flowers ready to plant out

Healthy, young Sweet Rocket and Wall Flowers ready to plant out

The Bees are loving this flowering Sweet Majoram this year!

The Bees are loving this flowering Sweet Majoram this year!