donderdag 28 augustus 2014

The English garden

It's been a weird summer, it's been a very busy summer, it's been a crazy summer sofar, no relaxing, no vacation, no reloading the batteries, almost no blogging or time spent behind the computer. I didn't even find the time until now to show you more of the rosegarden I visited in Kortrijk at the beginning of July. So, now that I did find the time, I would love to go back to that week of sun and summer we got in July and share more of the roses that were blooming in the rosegarden in Kortrijk back then.
In previous posts I showed roses from the experimental garden and from the historic garden. I still want to show you roses from the English and from the French garden, so called because of their layout. The English garden has roses combined with other perennials around a large lawn, in the French garden roses are planted into parterres with geometrical shapes edged by trimmed boxwood and gravel paths in between the parterres. I had completely forgotten by now how many roses the garden has and how one is even prettier than the other making it even harder to make a selection of the roses I took pictures of to show here. So I decided to show you a selection of the roses in and around the English garden in this post and a selection of the roses from the French garden in the next post. Enjoy!
Rose 'Plaisanterie'
Not a rose but I had to take a picture
of this o so special Clematis I don't know the name of.
If you do, please let me know!
Rose 'Charmant'
Rose 'Dinky'
Rose 'Dinky' putting on a show in the English garden.
Rose 'Bukavu'
Rose 'Lavender dream'
Rosehips of the rose 'Pink border'
Rose 'Love letter'
Rose 'Caramella'
Rose 'The fairy'
Rose 'Diamond border'
Rose 'Robe de soie'
To the left, part of the English garden where all of the above roses and more can be found.
Next time, roses from the French garden.

vrijdag 15 augustus 2014

GBBD August: End of summer

 This month has felt more like Autumn instead of Summer and with
all the rain and wind we've been having, flowers have had it even
harder than they already do in our garden. The roses never lasted
very long and  Dahlia's seem to be blooming one flower at the time.
The Japanese Anemones on the other hand have been blooming
for over a month now and with two containers of them on either
side of the bench right in front of the kitchen window, I get the
most out of them and enjoy their lovely sight. The white Echinacea
may not be as resilient to the wind we've had but is also still a pretty sight,
also in the container garden though, nothing blooming in the garden
at the moment. Hydrangeas have had it hard this year and are really not looking
their best. Geranium Endressii has now gone into rest. I cut it back a bit
and new fresh foliage is already starting to appear. Looking good!
So sorry I can't show you more different flowers, I really wish I could,
I really tried but the Cosmos for example has grown so high but without
flowering. I tried to find the reason for it but couldn't find the answer.
With all the wind and rain, it's now looking even more miserable,
certainly not photoworthy, so you see, I do try but this year has been
so extreme and crazy, it didn't have a great effect on the garden.