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Short stroll in early September

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Yesterday I had a minor operation (successful), so I am celebrating with a brief blog to show you what I’m enjoying in my garden today.
For Anget, Anemone Ruffled Swan

Left of centre there’s the stem of my Cobaea climbing up the apple tree

It has reached 12 feet from its tub – you can just see the pale yellow flower in the fork of the branches!


Trailing fuchsia


My first Dahlia grown from seed from a friend (Bishop’s children)!


Pretty Tulbaghia flopping :)


Blue Scaveola, flowering since early June

Anemone Dreaming Swan

I hope you have all been enjoying today’s late summer sunshine :)

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Good to hear you are fine after your minor OP.. Sheila .Bishop's children looks very sweet as do all your plants.

9 Sep, 2020

 

Glad you're OK Sheila. Like Meadowland Bishop's Children is sweet. Love the ruffled swans too.

9 Sep, 2020

 

Thanks Julia and Paul 🙂

9 Sep, 2020

 

glad your op went well and you are back home taking it easy.

the plants look very at home in your garden. thanks for sharing.

9 Sep, 2020

 

So pleased all went well Sheila..:o)
You've some lovely plants there still flowering away. I love the Cobaea, is it a perennial? And especially the anemone ruffled swan with the lilac at the back of the flowers, just beautiful..x

9 Sep, 2020

 

Thank you Eileen.

Thanks Janey - I’m so lucky not to have had the op cancelled, so I’m relieved. The Cobaea is an annual, but really wants to grow: I’ve never seen seeds germinate so fast! A friend introduced me to it, and she has a sunny spot where they romp away. There’s a purple version too (the cup-and-saucer plant).

9 Sep, 2020

 

Happy to hear that you are feeling well and have time to enjoy a nice day in your lovely garden, Sheila . XO

9 Sep, 2020

 

It was nice here but a bit windy. Glad your operation was successful and you were able to enjoy your garden.

9 Sep, 2020

 

Glad to hear your op went well and you are enjoying your garden. Love the A. Ruffled Swan.

9 Sep, 2020

 

Many thanks Klahanie, Linda and Siris ... it’s so good to feel well 🙂.

9 Sep, 2020

 

Pleased you are well after your op, Sheila! Good to hear.
Well done on your first dahlia grown from seeds - attractive flower.
Keep well, 😊

9 Sep, 2020

 

I'm glad your operation was a success Sheila, and I'm sure the garden will help you recover, you have lots of lovely flowers still brightening it up :)

9 Sep, 2020

 

Thank you so much Kate and Hywel ... you both say the nicest things 🙂🙂.

10 Sep, 2020

 

I like the anemone 'Ruffled Swan' very much, Sheila. Thanks for putting up the pic. I have grown dahlia 'Bishops' Children' in the past and they have always come out well. The insects love the single flowers. Last year I tried 'Autumn Dazzlers' and they have had lovely glowing reds and dark pinks, but not the dark leaves. Another hit with the bees.
I'm glad to hear your op. went well and was not cancelled. It's stressful enough waiting, without the added worry of it not going ahead at all. Enjoy the Autumn sunshine!

10 Sep, 2020

 

That is good news Sheila, take it nice and easy and enjoy your very lovely garden. The fuschia is such a pretty one and I too like the first anemone very much - I hadn't realised there are so many slightly different ones.

10 Sep, 2020

 

Thanks very much Ange - I thought you’d like the Ruffled Swan: it’s a definite favourite with me.

Thank you Chris ... there’s always something new to learn on this great website!

10 Sep, 2020

 

Enjoyed looking at your lovely plants. Glad the op was a success. Let's all enjoy the late summer.

10 Sep, 2020

 

Thanks Josee ... yes let’s 🙂.

10 Sep, 2020

 

So glad all went well with your op Sheila. I can't get over how much you have flowering in your garden. So much variety and colour. I hear the weather is going to warm up a bit next week, so perhaps we're going to have an Indian Summer?We can but hope. Take care.

11 Sep, 2020

 

Hi Julia! Thank you for your generous words. Yes it does look as if we’re in for another warm spell ... it’s always so cheering to see the sun 🙂.

11 Sep, 2020

 

Sheila, you must be feeling so relieved the op. went ahead in these uncertain times of hospital appointments being postponed. I do like the Anemones but, sadly, they romp away far too much in my garden, so I shall admire yours from afar!

11 Sep, 2020

 

Yes Shirley, I am lucky 🙂. I wonder if it’s just the pink anemones that romp? I wouldn’t mind if the white ones wanted to spread ... I love them. Oddly I lost three A. Wild Swan in one bed, but one has turned up in the “next door” bed. I wish I knew how to propagate it!

11 Sep, 2020

 

Is the plant big enough to divide? Perhaps propagate it that way .....

12 Sep, 2020

 

It is quite big Shirley, so maybe ...

12 Sep, 2020

 

Im glad you did well with your surgery and you are recovering. I had surgery on Tuesday and had to rest for a while so I have been looking at seed catalogs online
to help me think of next years garden. It helps lol!
Hope you are doing well. Good Luck.

13 Sep, 2020

 

Thanks Lilybell - that’s good thinking 🙂 keep resting!

13 Sep, 2020

 

Sheila, grand to hear your recovery is going well lets hope a few days of good weather will allow you to relax amongst those` gawjus`plants.

13 Sep, 2020

 

Many thanks Phyl ... you enjoy the sunshine too 🙂 .

14 Sep, 2020

 

Pleased to hear your op was a success.....and that you are enjoying your beautiful garden.....it’s been really lovely here......makes the winter short....long may it continue.....

21 Sep, 2020

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