Welcome to the second garden of the
10th Anniversary I N F O M A N I A C Garden Photos Event
Today we find ourselves in the delightful surroundings of the Extensive Grounds of Delores Delargo Towers in North London, as attended to by Jon and Madam Arcati. So, without further ado, I'll hand you over to Jon so he can guide you through his lush and verdant back passage... Remember to click the pics to engorge!
Spring came quite early to the extensive gardens here at Dolores Delargo Towers this year and was awash with colour, given the mild winter and the lovely sunny spells that greeted the beginning of lockdown - and at least being at home every day meant we could enjoy it! Crocus, hyacinths, cyclamen, anemones, chionodoxa, dwarf iris, ipheon, fritillaria, snowdrops, (and later) tulips, aquilegia and bluebells all thrived beautifully.
We had magnificent shows in late Spring, with that season's lilies, Dutch iris, alliums, forget-me-nots, thalictrum, aquilegias, osteospermum and jasmine overlapping with the fuchsias, phlox, tradescantia and annuals such as ipomoea that kept on going for months.
In the run-up to midsummer, phlox, jasmine and fuchsias were joined by the rambling rose, more lilies, hollyhocks, monarda, geraniums, hemerocallis, dahlias, lobelia, pelargoniums, begonias, thunbergia and Spanish Flag, and the salvias and perovskia began to bloom.
Late summer and well into autumn, although the phlox and annual climbers gave it a good go, salvias, dahlias, agastache, verbena, asarina, cobaea and fuchsias definitely held sway and will continue to do so well into the first knockings of winter, unless there is an early frost.
Here's the "evolution of my back passage", by way of an amuse bouche...
And I haven't forgotten the "Terrifying Triffidery" segment, either - so I submit this horror:
...which is of course, far more enjoyable when not pictured in negative:
Roll on next year (and with the bulbs already planted, we're more than prepared for it)!
Thank you, Jon. That was a stunning selection as always. I was wondering, though: try as I might, I could not find a glimpse of your hoe - does his time-share with Mistress Maddie mean he was at hers when the photos were taken?
And talk of the devil, the next post will find us across the pond to take in the delights that Maddie, the Mistress Borghese, has to offer!