We have had a lot of wind and rain this season perfect for spreading the spores of Hollyhock rust. My plants have also been affected as can be seen on the leaves.
The vase with no markings was found for a couple of pounds in a charity shop. Carnival glass/ pressed glass I don’t know. Its colours are special.
Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.Hebrews 11:6
Astilbe Japonica and a small plant of Agapanthers provide colour in the pond garden today. The Astilba has done particularly well with all the rain we have had plus I have watered it when filling the pond. The Agapanther has produced 9 flower heads in its second year of blooming. It has enjoyed the heat we have been experiencing recently. Growing in a pot I am able to winter it inside.These two flowers with Barred Horse Tail,growing in the pond, and some large leafed Ivy make up the arrangement. A note about horse tail rush. It takes a while to establish but then spreads using runners and spores.
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.Oswald Chambers
Today is Thursday 5 August. The garden has some big plants I want to use. They are Bear’s-breeches, Butterfly bush (Buddleja), Cardoon and 3 onion flowers.
The vase is SYLVAC and was made between 1960-1976. Dad Brian loved to put artificial flowers in it. I remember it in his and Dorothy’s home with fondness.
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;Genesis 3:18
This season I have noticed that the white roses in my garden have small red spots on them.
This pink spot is the plant’s reaction to the invasion of a fungus at the point where the petal has become damp. It is called Botrytis.
The vase has no markings but does have a round disk of yellow glass which makes the base rough to touch where it is joined to it. This makes for a yellowish light going through the water of the vase. Another charity shop find.