Rudbeckia hirta 'Green Eyes' I was fondly imagining these to be green flowers but of course it's the centre which is green. The eye. Doh. Shame, I quite fancy a green rudbeckia.
Amaranthus caudatus - just a few weeks ago these were tiny.
Crocosmia - no name
There is some cosmos foliage at the back but you can barely see it in this picture. I'm getting lots of lush foliage on some plants so I've whipped off the tops in the hope of encouraging flowers. It's good as vase filler but needs water straight away.
This is a jumble of summer flowers, mostly pink. Starry Dahlia 'Honka Pink'.
Pink Dahlia 'Classic Rosamund, white 'Bishop of Dover, pink and blue larkspur
Some sort of scabious, first pink aster, Penstemon 'Sour grapes'. Varigated Caryopteris foliage. This is just coming into bud so I should have left it really.
I'm very pleased to have the larkspur as I never manage to grow it very well. So far each plant has one flower stem but I'm hoping for side shoots. Do you pinch yours out?
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