The late summer flowers are coming into their own now.
Hydrangea, inherited (variety unknown)
Hardy border fuchsia, inherited
Rose ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’
The roses are still flowering
And this geranium has just put up a second flush of flowers.
The bees are loving it..
Digitalis ferruginea ‘Gigantea’
But not quite as much as they are loving this.
The name does not deceive. It is enormous. So much so that we took a tape measure up to measure it: 1.9m.
It is covered with flower spikes and I’ve never seen quite so many bees on a plant.
Eryngium planum ‘Blue Glitter’
Another with aspirations to reach the sky.
It is slated for a move when it has finished flowering. As is this..
It seems that our wet and relatively mild Devon climate is highly conducive to growth.
There will be much to do, come autumn.
The Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year, 2012
Linking to Garden Bloggers’ Blooms Day at May Dreams Gardens, where you will find other August bloomers from around the world