Friday, June 16, 2017

Five on Friday - Five from the Garden

I haven't joined in with Five on Friday for a couple of weeks so I thought I'd just quickly participate this week and show you five flowers from the garden.

As you can see from the photos it's looking very blue and orange at the moment.

 1.  French Marigold

 2.  Hardy Geranium
 3.  California (n?) Poppies

 4.  Blue Borage

5.  Clematis 


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38 comments:

  1. It is fun to see California Poppies in the U.K.! They bloom in Oregon too even though they are the California state flower :). My Clematis is not blooming yet. I love seeing your pretty blooms. Happy Weekend and thanks for typing back and forth with me! xx

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    1. Thanks, Gracie - I wasn't sure whether they were called California or Californian poppies:)

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  2. Totally beautiful.🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

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  3. Oh what beautiful garden flowers! Love that French marigold! How cool that you also have some California poppies!

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    1. Both Marigolds and California Poppies look so bright and cheerful in the late evening sunshine:)

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  4. Such beautiful flowers! The geranium photo really caught my eye.

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    1. Thanks ou, we have several different varieties of hardy gerameum but the bees seem to prefer the blue ones:)

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  5. Beautiful, I must admit to missing my little garden. It will be nice to make a start on this one.

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    1. Something to look forward to doing when you have your new home as you like it:)

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  6. What a beautiful selection of flowers - so much colour! I love French Marigolds and we have one of those blue Hardy Geraniums - the bees love it :) Love the Borage - it is a plant that I find difficult to grow here for some reason. Have lost so many over the years :( Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. The bees do seem to love the blue geranium and the blue borage too. Strangely I noticed a pink flower on the borage amongst all the blue ones. It remeinded me of one of our hydrangea plants which has both pink and blue flowers each year:)

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  7. Lovely selection of flowers, each year I say I must grow some French Marigolds, they looks so lovely.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks, I was given a little pack of seed called mediaeval carpet and the marigolds were amongst the flowers which also included the blue borage and cornflowers:)

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  8. Nothing like flowers to put a smile on your face. And yes that's California poppy you can see whole fields of them out there in the spring.

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    1. Thought it was California rather than Californian but wasn't sure, fields full ofthem must be a wonderful sight:)

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  9. Lovely. June is such a great month for the garden.
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. Beautiful. I've also been noticing more seasonal plants coming into bloom in the garden in the last few days. I bought a packet of California poppy seeds, but forgot to sow them! I've a few of those other orange ones that self-seed and one bud on a white oriental poppy plant has just opened. I hope that you're having a good weekend.

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    1. Such a hot weekend, those poppies needed watering quite a lot. Those are from seedswe planted a couple of years ago and are nowspreading quite a bit:)

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  11. Hello Rosie, you have shared some beautiful blooms, including a couple of my favourites. Borage is a magnet for bees and I always had it in my garden. Hardy geraniums are another that they enjoy, as evidenced by your sweet photo. Have a lovely weekend. Marie x

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    1. I was watching the bees buzzing around the lupins and borage last evening they do seem to love it. We have several different hardy geraniums but the bees seem to prefer the blue:)

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  12. Lovely colour combination, Rosie, and I think Mr Bumble likes it too. x

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    1. Mr Bumble did enjoy those geraniums, lots of bees in the garden at the moment but not many butterflies:)

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  13. Blues, purples and orange are the dominant flower colour in our garden, too. The bees are going mad for the purple geranium! Have a lovely weekend. x

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    1. I've noticed one or two yellow flowers opening out too over the weekend, it's wnderful how the garden changes colour each month:)

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  14. The borage looks good. Time forPimm's?

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    1. In the garden, under the shade of the trees? Lovely:)

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  15. Gorgeous flower photos Rosie. Don't the bees just love hardy geraniums? Your clematis is a lovely rich colour. Mine is yet to flower but at least the snails and slugs haven't devoured it this year. x

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    1. We have noticed that there aren't as many slugs and snails this year, but one did attack my lupins. the bees love the geraniums:)

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    1. Thanks, Louise, they have lots of bees and insects around them:)

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  17. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: People in the UK are born with the gardening gene. Your flowers are always prettier than ours in the US.

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    1. Thanks, Patsy, glad you enjoyed the flowers:)

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  18. Lovely... I hope that your garden is coping with the heat. Jx

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    1. Thanks Jan,just about coping with lots of watering things in the greenhouse and in pots:)

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  19. your lovely flowers cheered us all up this Monday morning.

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    1. Oh, thank you, glad to have given a cheerful note to your Monday:)

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