In the back garden, it is as if time is standing still...the same plants are performing, flowers keep coming. I've been admiring nasturtiums this weekend both in my garden and Hill Close Gardens, and it is nice to see them featuring in Cathy's contribution based on the theme of 'St Clemens'.
Some blooms seem to be growing bigger and better, whilst others are putting out smaller blooms. Cathy has quite rightly asked about the sizes, since it is difficult to judge the sizes without much context. The Vase is around 18 cm high, and the total arrrangement 45cm high and 36cm wide. The largest aster flower is 8cm wide, as wide as the rose, the smallest aster flower 6cm. The Dahlias are just between 6 and 7 cm. The Aster Monch blooms are growing larger, and together with a stem from the climbing Shropshire Lad,
a few stems of smaller dahlias, and stems of Lophomyrtus x ralphii Little Star, some heather and small bits of conifer, make up my vase for this week.
This little New Zealand Myrtle is performing beautifully in a pot planted with a fushia and fern on the shady side of the house. I love the colourful very small leaves and wiry stems.
This is Izzi's contribution: I wonder what the lovely pink bloom in the middle is?