The Slope on Tuesday 16th July

All last week we had thunder storms and varying amounts of rain.  The whole garden is looking very different from last year.  From Saturday the temperatures have risen and it is now hot (yesterday about 33°C).

New seedlings of Californian Poppy are appearing but there is still bare ground where the old ones have been cut back to the base.  The rain means that Gaura are looking better than in other years on the slope, they do need just a little water to flower well.

Looking accross the slope from the drive

Looking accross the slope from the drive

Looking accross the slope from the drive (one pace down)

Looking accross the slope from the drive (one pace down)

Verbascum nigrum

Verbascum nigrum

Verbascum nigrum

Verbascum nigrum

Looking up the slope from the gate

Looking up the slope from the gate

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Tubaglia

Tubaglia

Tapestry of colour from Oleander, Salvia and Perovskia

Tapestry of colour from Oleander, Salvia and Perovskia

Fennel flower against Perovskia

Fennel flower against Perovskia

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16 thoughts on “The Slope on Tuesday 16th July

  1. La penultima foto con Oleandro, Salvia e Perovskia è molto bella! Guardandola si può capire perfettamente il concetto impressionista, allora totalmente innovativo, che si poteva rappresentare la natura procedendo per macchie di colore abolendo completamente la linea e il disegno…

  2. I was wondering what the foliage was that I have on my scree, couldn’t place it until I saw your Tulbaghia flowers, that’s what it was, no flowers yet though! Your Perovskia is beautiful, mine is now spreading, hope it ends up as nice as yours.

  3. The fennel flower looks so pretty against that background. And although I’ve said it before, I love the Verbascum!!! Perhaps I will look for one to try in my rockery…

  4. Christina the slope reminds me of happy confetti colours in the sun, I can better see your bridle train in some of these photos quite lovely, there is a lovely sense of freedom and wild abandon about the mix of flowers and foliage,
    the flower fields in the previous post are stunning, it must be amazing in the real,
    I’m putting 2 comments in one as I’m having problems with akismet sending my comments to peoples spam folder, I’ve found if I write a comment then log in after I click ‘post comment’ it sometimes goes through, here’s hoping, Frances

  5. Your garden looks gorgeous, I think your storms came over to France as we had some rain here yesterday, heatwave back home in the UK, I hope Adam’s timed sprinkler system has worked! It’s great being here and getting inspiration from the Mediterranean. To actually see some of the plants and wildlife you have in your Italian garden whilst here in France helps me ‘see’ your garden better if that makes sense!

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