August Bloomers


Helenium ‘Indianersommer’

The late summer flowers are coming into their own now.


Hydrangea 003 Wm


Hydrangea, inherited (variety unknown)


Fuchsia 001 Wm


Hardy border fuchsia, inherited


Campanula carpatica Wm


 Campanula carpatica


Agapanthus Zachary Wm[1]


Agapanthus ‘Zachary’


Penstemon Snowstorm Wm


Penstemon ‘Snowstorm’


Rose Lady Emma Hamilton 002 Wm


 Rose ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’

The roses are still flowering


Geranium 003a Wm


 And this NoID geranium has just put up a second flush of flowers.

The bees are loving it..


Digitalis ferruginea gigantea Wm


 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 Wm


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..


Astilbe 001 Wm


Astilbe, inherited


 It seems that our wet and relatively mild Devon climate is highly conducive to growth.

There will be much to do, come autumn.


 Digitalis Illumination Wm


 Digitalis ‘Illumination’

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