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Lyn and Malcolms Garden Blog
August 2018

AUGUST 27th

Not too much damage by the rain and wind yesterday, much calmer now.
This morning we had a clear up in the garden, then went down to the allotment.
Didn't do too much this afternoon but I did take a few photos in the 'Exotic' garden.


We call it Vals Brugmansia, as it was given to us with no name. About 40 flowers on the whole plant.
This picture is only part of the plant.


Looking towards the patio.


Looking towards the patio.


Looking towards the patio, from the top of a pair of steps.


Looking towards the patio. from the top of a pair of steps.


Huge flowers on 'Brugmansia Dalens Glory'



AUGUST 26th

Stuck indoors today, rain forecast and windy all day. Wouldn't have ventured out far as it is a Bank Holiday weekend, always busy down this way.
The very hot weather over the last couple of months has come to an end, warmer clothes on now.
One good thing is that the garden and allotment doesn't need watering so much, it became a bit of a chore.
Here in the garden the plants flowered earlier, but with watering they flowered well. A few of the Clematis had their leaves scorched off in the hot sun, some have already put new growth up from the soil and have flowers again.

In the 'Exotic' garden, plants that are in pots needed water at least twice a day, we ended up standing the potted Brugmansias in large plastic saucers, which we kept topped up with water. All the Brugmansias have grown very tall and have flowered really well.
I counted 40 flowers on one plant early this morning, though there will probably be less with the wind forecast, blowing them off.
Brugmansias don't normally like the heat, and stop flowering.

About a month ago there was a fire on the heathland behind us, luckily for us the wind didn't blow the fire towards us, but it did destroy a third of the heathland, it would have been more, had the fire brigade not have responded so quickly.

Here is a selection of pictures taken this month in the garden.

Plumbago 'Dark form'   brought from Jungle seeds/plants this year.


Ipomoea Indica


Kniphofia 'Mango Popsicle' 


Clerodendron bungei 


Roscoea 'Wildside Hybrid' 


Dahlia 'Pooh' providing lots of pollen


Echinacea


Echinacea


Tricyrtis 'Empress' 


Canna 'Heinrich Seidel' 


Zephyranthes candida 



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