The Tuesday View: 25th July 2017

We have had grey skies, wind, showers and sporadic bursts of sunshine so far today, and when I finally decided to go out and take the weekly photo of my Tuesday View we had a mix of everything within a couple of minutes!

The Golden Clematis flowers on the right-hand side are like little lanterns when the sun goes in. And I love the sparkly raindrops reflecting on all the foliage too. The Acer, with tall Golden Rod behind it, moves so nicley in the breeze, as do the grasses.

Individual plants that look good this week are the Hypericum shrub, the pale pink Potentilla I showed you last week, and the lovely ground cover Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) which has just started flowering. This is one of my favourites as it will flower for a couple of months and then the foliage will start turning a gorgeous bronze colour.

And finally, here is another little vista that has made me smile  this week: my Buddleia weyeriana ‘Sungold’, which I feared lost after it froze right back in the winter, has sent up new shoots and I think I can see buds too! It is just below a sea of mint flowers, which have been abuzz!


What has been making you smile in your garden this week?

Why not share a view of one area of your garden through the seasons? (It doesn’t need to be every week…!) Just leave a comment below so we can find you. 🙂


30 thoughts on “The Tuesday View: 25th July 2017

    • Oh, thank you March! And I can really recommend Plumbago! It starts appearing around mid- to late June, covering up the gaps in the beds where early blooms have faded. The foliage is just as pretty as the flowers. Look forward to seeing the golden dahlias! 🙂

    • Hi Anca! I tried to leave a comment on your post but it didn’t work, twice, so here it is instead! :The pink Lychnis and Echinacea are lovely accents among all that lush green! And your foxgloves are still flowering so nicely too. Have a good week Anca! 🙂

  1. Looking like high summer at your place, Cathy! Love the golden clematis esp.
    I noticed the goldenrod is budding up here… always my signal that summer is waning … wahh!

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    • Hi Kate. Yes, the Plumbago is very hardy, as I have had it for quite a few years now. (And last winter we had 5 or 6 weeks of permafrost and temperatures down to -23°C!)

    • Great! We have had loads more rain today and some parts of the country are flooded… crazy when just across the border there are forest fires!

  3. Cathy the Clematis with golden flowers is beautiful. The Plumbago is very beautiful. I am very glad that your dear Weyerian Buddleia is sprouting after the winter freeze. I hope he recovers completely. Greetings from Margarita.

  4. I have forgotten about Plumbago. At one time it was a very common ground cover but I don’t know where it’s been! 🙂 I remember how much I once loved it for its beautiful purples and blues, and I recall it being very rewarding! I need to research whether my garden would be a good host! Your very changeable weather must be difficult at times, but I do think our “same thing every day” gets a little old. Stable…but old! 🙂

    • Yes, the colours of Plumbago are so rich and they add colour to my late summer/autumn garden. I am surprised to see them flowering so early this year. The one I grow is actually called Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, and is very drought tolerant, but there are other types that would probably be suited to your climate fine! The extremes of summer and winter can make plant choices tricky here, but you are right, at least it means a change! 😉

  5. How about that weather, eh? It’s just hot and sunny here. It will be hot and sunny tomorrow. In fact it will be hot and sunny for the next ten days. I’m going to close my eyes and pretend for a second that I’m inside your Tuesday view getting rained on and smiling back at you and your camera. Ahhhhhh

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