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July to August

 

This is the time when the herbaceous borders are probably reaching their peak.   Penstemons, shrubby salvias, monardas, veronicastrums, kniphofias, verbascums, dahlias, sedums, achilleas all contribute to a crescendo of blooms, while some roses continue to flower and campanula lactiflora provides a haze of blue flowers in many areas of the garden.   By now the colour schemes in different beds and borders become more apparent.   There are areas where blues and yellows predominate;   one bed where it is reds, pale yellows and greens;  several borders with a palette of purples, pinks, blues and whites and,  one or two places where oranges and purples are prominent.   But there also remain quieter greener parts of the garden where one can rest ones eyes.

Lythrum 'Blush', Sedum 'Xenox' & Heuchera
Lythrum 'Blush', Sedum 'Xenox' & Heuchera
Clematis Jackmanii
Clematis Jackmanii
Kniphofia 'Tawny King'
Kniphofia 'Tawny King'
Potentilla hopwoodiana
Potentilla hopwoodiana
Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'
Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'
Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Sedum 'Frosty Morn' & Penstemons on the Rose Bank
Sedum 'Frosty Morn' & Penstemons on the Rose Bank
Campanula lactiflora in the Rose Garden
Campanula lactiflora in the Rose Garden
Rosa 'Ferdinand Pichard' with poppy seedheads & alliums
Rosa 'Ferdinand Pichard' with poppy seedheads & alliums
Agapanthus & Salvias on the Terrace
Agapanthus & Salvias on the Terrace
Penstemons, Achillea, Sedums & Phlox in the Midsummer Border
Penstemons, Achillea, Sedums & Phlox in the Midsummer Border