Thursday, July 2, 2015

Naming flowers



Today has been a somewhat scrappy day, the internet did not kick in till 9.0.clock this morning, apparently it takes about 10 days to settle.  So I photographed the plants in the long bed, most I can recognise from their general form, but the three centre ones never seen before.  The plumber has been today with the rep for our hot water cylinder.  A rather elaborate one from Norway, which has been leaking, it seems it has to be replaced because the pressure has gone, still under warranty if we can find the right paperwork....
The plumber, Mr.Johnston helped right the enormous table we had put together yesterday, 8 chairs to go around, and our dining area is fixed...  Perhaps what pleases me most is that my bookcase is stacked, and that I found the  missing mugs amongst my patchwork baskets for safe keeping.

Cranesbill or perennial geranium

Unknown

similar dissected leaf; unknown... cranesbill?

this cup shaped flower is a rockery plant I think

flocks which need watering

a grown up 'London Pride' plant

??like a blue verbascum with long strappy leaves

7 comments:

  1. I believe you are correct in identifying several varieties of cranesbill. I have some here [magenta flowers] with the very divided leaves, as well as two different ones, scallop[ed leaves, which flower in pink and a lavender-marked off white respectively.
    How about campanula for your mounding white blossomed plant? I know there are low-growing clumping forms for the front of the border or a rockery. Verbascum sounds as good a guess as any for hte stalk-y plant--does it have felted hairy leaves?
    a large dining table sounds good--in my house I would reserve a small space for my place setting [J. usually eats in front of the TV] and the remainder of the table would likely acquire an accumulation of oddments and projects 'in the works.'

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  2. Hi Sharon, Well reading your blog about rain this morning in your part of the world, we have just had a very heavy downpour after all that hot weather. Think you are right the three plants which I have a lot of are 'cranesbills', solid, reliable plants I always plant them in lieu of weeds, good ground cover. No the 'verbascum' type one does not have felty leaves so could be something else..

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    1. I hope when you verify the name of the tall plant you will share that!

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  3. Cranesbills - the top one is the scented-leaf geranium I have acres of here. A garden thug! Sharon - you made me laugh with your small place setting on the table which then accumulates oddments and projects in the works - oh my dear, you would feel so at home in my house!!

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    1. I was told, years ago, that I shouldn't have many horizontal surfaces in my home--that I fill them all too quickly!

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  4. Our table, measuring 9 feet no less, just right for patchwork projects, is a bit 'posh' at the moment and has been graced with a paisley shawl from one of my daughter's charity shop, but will probably get it's clutter as time goes by!

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    1. I could do with a 9 ft table for my curtain making--even 6 ft would be helpful. It is difficult to measure fabric accurately when half of it is hanging over the edge.

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