Friday, September 09, 2016

Five on Friday

It's Friday again - where did the last week go? Time to join in with Amy and Five on Friday.  Click on the logo at the bottom of the post to find other bloggers joining in this week.

Earlier this week we had a walk around the lake and gardens at Trentham.
The colour, opulence and sheer  exuberance of the late summer flowers caught my eye so here are five photos I took on my walk around.

1. Pretty Pink Flowers - I must admit I don't know what these are, Asters? Dahlias? Chrysanthemums? or something else entirely?   Can anyone identify them?  
Edit - these lovely flowers have been identified as Zinnias, thank you Jessica and Lorrie.

2.  Cosmos in Nigel Dunnett's 'Joyful Meadow' display close to the entrance of the gardens.

3.  Golden Roses - not sure of the variety - in one of the smaller show gardens

4.  Pink and white Echinacia - part of the larger display in Piet Oudolf's Rivers of Grass garden.


5.  Dahlias and Nasturtiums in the Kitchen garden.


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42 comments:

  1. What a wonderfully colourful display Rosie. Thanks for sharing :) B

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, it is a colourful display this year:)

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  2. Could your pink flowers be zinnias?

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    1. I've Googled and yes, they are. Thanks very much for identifying them for me:)

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  3. I am not sure what the pink flowers are but you certainly have given us a lovely colourful five this week. xx

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    1. Thanks, I thought the colour would be cheering:)

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  4. A really pretty five. Flowers are always interesting. I would guess Zinnias for the pink flowers, too. The golden roses are so richly coloured.

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    1. Yes, they are Zinnias - I've edited my post, thanks. The roses were a gorgeous colour:)

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  5. Five beautiful autum florals, each and every one would look stunning on a card or calendar. We've just spent the week visiting Staffordshire and really enjoyed the Ironbridge Gorge museums.
    Bon weekend.

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    1. How lovely! I love that area and all the industrial history and it is not that far from us to be a good day out. Glad you enjoyed your stay:)

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  6. Looks like a lovely walk with such beautiful flowers. I too, think those are zinnias....Have a great day, Pat xx

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    1. Thanks, I'd looked up so many flowers but hadn't though of Zinnias. Happy weekend:)

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  7. Gorgeous colourful flowers that really lift the spirits.Those roses are wonderful.

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    1. The roses are a wonderful colour aren't they? I wanted to have a cheery and colourful five this week:)

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  8. A lovely, bright collection!

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  9. Oh how lovely they are Rosie!!

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  10. Lovely choice of blooms. It's hard to choose where to look at Trentham.

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    1. It is a riot of colour at the moment:)

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  11. The flowers are looking wonderful for late summer. x

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    1. Yes, they haven't taken on that 'dry and dusty' look they get at the end of the season yet:)

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  12. Lovely fall flowers, wouldn't they make beautiful bouquet
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    1. They would, I thought the roses would make a wonderful wedding bouquet too:)

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  13. Such colourful blooms! I just love that photo of the coneflowers, a nice composition with the purple and white.
    Wendy

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    1. The cone flowers photo is my favourite I think, we have one pink one in our garden that struggles to flower each year, so it was great to see all the pink and white ones in the gardens:)

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  14. What lovely colourful displays of flowers, I wish my garden looked like that:)

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    1. Oh, me too - I'd be out in the garden all day if I had all those flowers to look at:)

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  15. Wonderful photos of a lovely selection of flowers - Trentham must be looking very beautiful :) Have a good weekend.

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    1. Thank you, it is looking good at the moment:)

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  16. Some beautiful late summer flowers. It's lovely to see the colour when so much has already finished.

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    1. I was amazed by the colour and variety of flowers and plants still blooming:)

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  17. More beautiful flowers from the UK. I think you ladies are born with The Flower Gene. You amaze and inspire me. You also cause me to hang my head in shame, because I was born with The Weed Gene.

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    1. In my own garden weeds do have the upper hand I'm afraid as I find it increasingly difficult to get the better of them:)

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  18. Trentham is looking lovely. There are still lots of beautiful displays of late summer flowers in these public gardens. My granddaughter and I walked around Sheffield Botanical Gardens this morning and enjoyed the herbaceous borders along the long drive leading up to the glasshouses. Cloudy with some drizzle, but it was good to get out for a short stroll.

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    1. I really must get to visit the Botanical Gardens we have thought about it several times but never got there, they sound wonderful. I'm so glad you are able to get out and about for short strolls especially in this lovely late summer weather we are having at the moment:)

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  19. The golden roses are astonishing, I would have been very tempted to take a few cuttings from the gardens when no one was looking!

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    1. They are a beautiful and unusual colour aren't they? I must try and find out what variety they are:)

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  20. Gorgeous flowers! I especially loved those golden roses! Wow!

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    1. They are lovely aren't they? I thought the colour was amazing:)

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