Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Views from the Weekend

The best part of spending a month living and volunteering at Great Dixter, is being in the garden in the early morning and late evening- when the light is the best and the crowds have dispersed. This is the time to capture the best photographs as well. Above in the Barn Garden is the lovely Salvia scalera 'Vatican White,' flowering with the Lychnis coronaria 'Alba.' Fergus came around a few days ago and said the gods of Sissinghurst are playing a trick on us! The Lychnis was meant to be magenta pink for some outrageous color contrast and instead it looks like a slice of the white garden at Sissinghurst.

The pot displays all changed around on Friday. This ensemble was created by Fergus to show the students how to do it.

The Long Border in full swing. 

Late sowed foxgloves still looking gorgeous despite the heat.

One of my favorite parts of the garden right now is the Orchard Garden with Erigeron annus floating through.

Lagurus ovatus with pink Amberboa mauritanica in the Barn Garden.

Thalictrum 'Elin' with the new plumes of Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' in the Barn Garden.

The Exotic Garden. Stay tuned for more on that- it is starting to put on some growth!

Looking down the Long Border in the evening light, watching that teasel grow.

Looking up the Long Border.

The wonderful Campanula lactiflora is blooming in pockets all over the garden. It is such a great, glorious plant, with giant, thick heads of purple on sturdy, slightly arching stems. This specimen is growing right on the edge in front of the iconic Eunoymous 'Silver Queen.'


  1. keep up the superb photos, really enjoying then.
    Roger in Kiwiland.