Here is the latest dahlia to come out in the garden, just to keep you entertained today while I will be offline for the day. It was captured at 7 am this morning. Just before the first electricity van appeared!
I must apologize for not being here properly. I know that I'm producing posts but I'm not writing very thought out comments. My brain is switching continually between 2 languages and that isn't very suitable for cohesive thinking, let alone writing. So once again this is mostly pictures of the garden we visited this afternoon (Halmyre Mains) in what can only be described as glorious weather!
There were wonderful colour combinations.
Gorgeous yellow daisies.
Tall yellow ligularia.
Stunning through views.
The garden was a delight but in the end I still decided to blip this beauty, one of the wildflowers from our seed mat. It might still be there tomorrow but I didn't want to take the chance of missing the opportunity.
We were lucky not to get any of the predicted thunder and lighting here today. Instead thick fog descended later in the afternoon which hadn't been mentioned in the forecast at all. Fortunately I had already taken pictures earlier today. Above is the Kiftsgate rose that we planted back in 1998. We have had the occasional flower since then but the plant seemed to spend all it's energy climbing up into an ash tree and then jumping into a neighboring tree.
But finally this year a fantastic show of gorgeous white roses has appeared high up in those trees. What a treat!
Meanwhile on the ground the Ballerina rose is also looking very good.
I couldn't resist taking another picture of the wildflowers planted in the cattle troughs. There is an amazing selection of different ones, that came in the seed mats we used.
In the driveway an evening primrose has popped up. So delightful but as you can see the rain arrived up here too after travelling from the south.
The weather was kind to us again today and we walked with our visitor in Dawyck Botanical Garden where once again I was impressed by the ferocious red thorns of rosa sericea.