Blooming beautiful!

Yesterday I noticed, looking round, just how many flowers were still flowering profusely such as the crosmosia and nasturtiumsBoth roses are providing a second flush, with the Valentine Heart covered with blooms There are lots of sunflowers ranging from knee high dark red onesto a handful of sunny giant singles, two being well over nine feet high,The cosmos Candy stripe have lots of buds showing and just started floweringNote also the blue cornflowers and yellow pot marigolds.

It may have felt a touch autumnal in recent days but the wonderful California Poppies don’t seem to have mindedThey should all hopefully provide plenty of colour for at least a few more weeks and there’s a couple of more delights still to come.

Blooming beautiful!

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20 Responses to Blooming beautiful!

  1. Damo says:

    Looking good Flighty, there’s lots of flowers around here too, dahlias and gladioli being the most striking at the moment. Enough to cheer anyone up now the weather is turning.

  2. Maureen says:

    Lovely photos, Flighty! It’s wonderful to still see so many colourful flowers at this time of year.

  3. Glo says:

    What a lovely variety of colour and blooms as you head into autumn. The blue sky background to your tall bright sunflowers is a plus, too. Your roses look terrific πŸ™‚

    • Flighty says:

      Glo it’s a real treat to potter round looking at them. I keep taking photos of the tall sunflowers as they come out rather dark. I’m well pleased with the roses giving a second flush as they have. xx

  4. Doris says:

    Lovely pictures – bright and cheery. I remember California poppies in British Columbia and loved them!

  5. nikkipolani says:

    Such cheery blooms still on your plot, Flighty! That red sunflower is striking, looking like it ought to smell a bit chocolaty.

    • Flighty says:

      Nikki they make up for the patches of bare earth where I’ve dug up the potatoes, onions and other vegetables! It’s a beauty isn’t it but sadly has no fragrance that I’m aware of. xx

  6. Jo says:

    It certainly lifts the spirits when the colder weather starts to appear to see lots of flowers still blooming. It’s amazing how long some blooms last for, starting off at the start of summer and still going strong at this late stage.

    • Flighty says:

      Jo apart from a couple of chilly nights it’s been sunny and fairly warm here which the flowers seem happy with. Like you I’m surprised at how long some of them stay in flower for, mind you the longer the better. xx

  7. Louise says:

    Beautiful photos Flighty. I’ve come to the conclusion that I love a garden in September. Don’t forget to do the dead-heading! x

    • Flighty says:

      Louise thanks! You and me both as I really like this time of year as well.
      I must have spent an hour this morning doing just that, mostly the pot marigolds! xx

  8. Ellie says:

    Lovely – they do seem to be clinging onto Summer, don’t they? Nice to see some pastel flowers amongst them – orange and reds seem to predominate at this time of year. x

  9. Flighty says:

    Ellie thanks! They do indeed and I hope they cling on for a while longer. I think that I prefer the less bright flowers. xx

  10. Jan says:

    Your photos have really cheered me up today as i can’t get outside due to a leg injury! I’ve never heard of your rose before, where did it come from? My family name is Valentine!

  11. Liz says:

    Those California poppies seem to bloom for weeks on end. Perhaps I should try them in Kentucky. We lived in California for a couple of years in the 1980s. It was paradise. I remember the poppies growing everywhere. Such a cheery color.

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