Co-ordination

I've never bought Gazanias before but they were in the sale at Sarah Raven (mail order) so I thought I'd give them a go. I'm rather pleased with the deep maroon colour as I have so many purples this year. The hover fly suited it too. I'm suspecting a looming disaster in the garden - plants that don't normally flower until late July are beginning to bloom - I think the borders may be all done and dusted by August and I'll have to take potentially expensive steps to make it nice for my mum and dad's Diamond Wedding party!
Three good things: 1 a cooler night last night before the southern half of the nation gets collectively bad-tempered.
2. Enough flowers in my cutting beds to give to neighbours.
3. Cotton wool stuffed in Monty's ears seemed to help with the fireworks last night!
Brilliant capture with fabulous details, colors
posted June 21st, 2017  
Fav!
posted June 21st, 2017  
Love the deep colours and the insect bonus
posted June 21st, 2017  
That's lovely. I've bought lots ofstuff from her over the past few years, it's all lovley stuff. I think this is called a marmalade hover fly if my memory serves me right. Isn't giving people flowers you have grown yourself a joy? I'm even more annoyed with myself now that I didn't get my act together with my cutting garden this year.
posted June 21st, 2017  
I've never heard of these flowers before but like the combination of colours. The hover fly is the finishing touch! A cutting garden sounds very countryfile! I just have dead bulb leaves littering my front garden. Weeding over the weekend before the visitors & we are having a party too!
posted June 21st, 2017  
Stunning colours and patterns.
posted June 21st, 2017  
Excellent capture. Interesting narrative - although you make me feel guilty about the lack of attention our garden gets. I haven't noticed anything being cooler, but we had a hint of collective bad-temper in the office yesterday, followed by collective apathy today. It was 33 degrees C inside our office.
posted June 21st, 2017  
Grea color coordination and focus, beautiful flower, and a total treat to see you here again. I think of you with all the horrendous things going on in your country...of course we have Trump which is our own form of Hell
posted June 22nd, 2017  
nice
posted June 22nd, 2017  
Glad to find you posting again Judith :-) I used Sarah Raven this year too, for some wildflower mix. I now get bombarded by her catalogues with such beautiful but expensive things inside. I love the warm weather, it eases my aches and pains but our office is like a chiller cabinet with the air conditioning and I'm wearing a cardigan and silk scarf!! Excellent photo, love the colour scheme.
posted June 23rd, 2017  
@Cherrill I was tempted back in when the dale started! I ruined the seedlings by planting out too soon (mostly- the ones that went in pots are enormous) but the plants I've grown from seed have been brilliant (would have been more brilliant if I'd labelled them so I knew what was what a bit sooner!!)
posted June 23rd, 2017  
Beautiful colours
posted June 24th, 2017  
Hi Judith, I've been away from 365 but am back again and found out that you're still here! I am happy to follow you with all your great Cambridge pics (my sun studied for a year in Cats).
posted June 24th, 2017  
such a lovely summer feel good shot judith
posted June 24th, 2017  
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