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    1st August 2009In The GardenStephanie Donaldson

    The Matucana sweet peas are at their peak. One of the oldest surviving varieties, its fragrance is unrivalled.

    Matucana Sweet Peas

    Matucana Sweet Peas

    This Phlox – I think it is ‘Eventide’ – does surprisingly well in a shady area.

    Eventide

    Eventide

    The lovely hydrangea ‘Ayesha’ has florets more like lilac blooms than hydrangeas.
    Myrtle was a traditional flower in Victorian wedding bouquets. I’m gradually pruning off the lower branches of this multi-stemmed shrub to reveal the lovely cinnamon-coloured bark.

    Ayesha and Myrtle

    Ayesha and Myrtle

    The white Agapanthus are at their best outlined against dark foliage
    Despite the very cold winter, the dahlias I left in the ground have al survived and are now in full bloom. Our free-draining, sandy soil does have some benefits!

    White Agapanthus and Dahlias

    White Agapanthus and Dahlias

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