Every year there are some newcomers in my garden. I posted a bee in this one the other day, but thought I would do it some more justice and show the beauty of this salvia plant. Fast growing and loved by the pollinators. Among the Autumn yellows, it is radiant.
Tricyrtis, or toadlily, arrived this summer as well. In Sweden we have ”open gardens” to visit every summer, and sometimes they sell plants there as well. I wanted this beauty ever since I saw it the first time in an old friend’s garden. And last week the first flower unfolded. An intricate lady.
Mrs Wilmott’s Ghost is another newcomer – much longed for – but unfortunately it did not get any flowers this year. But this is what I hope to see next summer!
I mentioned before the red admirals (Vanessa) and how frequent they are this year – and difficult to photograph, but in the header I managed not to frighten them when they were feasting on the plums…
A more close-up view I got from one of them resting on the glasshouse. This year they have kept their colours well too – no hail or much rain. Indeed one of my favourite butterflies. Sorry to say, the buddleias will soon be over, but we have had a marvelous insect year and the butterflies are no exception. So grateful!
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Loved the garden tour. Thank you.
Happy to have you, Ali!
Beautiful plants and butterfly too
Thank you, Karina!
Oh, wonderful! And you’ve got Miss Wilmott’s Ghost! Might I ask if that had anything to do with our past conversations?
In a way! I didn’t know the story before you told me – but I loved it from start and just had to buy it!
Wow, all beautiful! Love that lily.
Thank you! And Jude told me the mint is a salvia!
I like Mrs Wilmott’s Ghost, much nicer than the blue eryngium that I have. But surely your first photo is of a salvia not mint? Looks like Salvia Amistad, a popular flower here.
I am not at all good at these…but the tag says ”Salvia Rockin Deep Purple”. So, salvia? Thank you for reminding me!
It’s a beauty, apparently basically, a short and bushy version of the popular hybrid Salvia ‘Amistad’ that’s more suitable for small spaces. My garden doesn’t like salvias, I have killed quite a few!
Oh…and yes, this one has grown into a bushy and lovely shape, and it is still flowering! Been doing so the whole summer.
So wonderful 🙂
Lucky you, such beauty 😊
That toad lily really is rather handsome! As is your whole post, on a rather grey Thursday here.
♥ Glad to have brightened your day just a little!
Margaret, I cannot post comments on your site! I have to log in all the time and it doesn’t work. Loved your butterflies and your sun shots – the last two silvery ones are favourites.
Oh dear, so many of us are having problems. Did you see this? https://margaret21.com/2022/08/25/wordpress-glitch/ I and many others have reported it, and WP says it is ‘on the case’, but the various different ways in which many of us can’t any longer communicate with one another is baffling. Thanks for trying!
Thank you for the link – now I have to try answering all the entries…hopefully I will not throw the computer out of the window…