117. How Does Your Garden Grow?

Coreopsis tinctoria ' mahogany midget'

Coreopsis tinctoria ' mahogany midget'

Coreopsis tinctoria ' mahogany midget'

Coreopsis tinctoria ' mahogany midget'

 This past week I  have seen acorns, horse chestnuts and red berries and it's making me increasingly aware that Autumn is swiftly approaching. It's ok to mention 'Autumn' now isn't ? So long as I don't say 'Christmas' we are cool yes?

The Summer holidays are speeding by at a rate of knots and as cliched as it sounds 'I don't know where the time has gone'. 

Photos this week were taken at Hillier Gardens, Romsey this week and represent me clinging at the colours of Summer, so sit back and hold on to your eyeballs (not literally obvs) and say 'Hello Colour!'

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Rosa 'Mutabilis' 

Rosa 'Mutabilis' 

Rosa 'Mutabilis' 

Rosa 'Mutabilis' 

Dahlia - 'Dream fantasy'

Dahlia - 'Dream fantasy'

Dahlia - 'Dream fantasy'

Dahlia - 'Dream fantasy'

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

Wild Marjoram

Wild Marjoram

It is undoubtedly due to the passion, the knowledge, and the untiring enthusiasm of the late Sir Harold Hillier that the Gardens owe their prominence today.
Sir Harold died in 1985 but those of us who heard his voice, booming amongst the trees, will never forget him and in the Gardens he created we can still admire the same wonderful collection of plants that he raised, loved and knew so well.
— www.hilliergardens.org.uk
Clematis

Clematis

Sunflower

Sunflower

Spot the bees

Spot the bees

Hillier Gardens

Hillier Gardens

Clematis - 'Polish Spirit'

Clematis - 'Polish Spirit'

Oranges

Oranges

Hillier Gardens

Hillier Gardens

Sunflower - 'Irish Eyes'

Sunflower - 'Irish Eyes'

Hillier Gardens

Hillier Gardens

Duck house

Duck house

Raindrops on leaves

Raindrops on leaves

Raindrops on leaves

Raindrops on leaves

Hillier Gardens, Hampshire

Hillier Gardens, Hampshire

Huge apologies about the lateness of my post this week. It's been a mad  week here and I was planning to sit down yesterday evening and enjoy putting this post together but mid-post a power cut struck and didn't return back until the wee hours. That serves me right for not being more organised!

Thanks to all who joined in last week, some faves include: The Lost Gardens of Heligan,  August in a Normandy garden, garden life in West Virginia, a  trip to a wildflower farm,  Dig the City in Manchester and a touch of flower faffing.

Next week the post will go live on the Thursday evening once we return from Somerset, hopefully armed with some garden goodness to share!

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Annie Spratt20 Comments