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18/06/2009


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CEPHALARIA - GIANT SCABIOUS

Giant being the operative word! This plant requires a lot of space.

A hardy perennial with pincushion heads of lemon-yellow flowers. A lovely addition to a cottage style garden, and makes a pretty stem for cutting. Its nectar is loved by both butterflies and bees.



The weather here in the South has been gorgeous, with warm, sunny days, with an odd blip here and there!

With longer daylight hours, evenings have been spent titivating, with more serious gardening only happening on days off.

Maybe now's the time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of one's labour!

u

10 comments:

nikkipolani said...

Yes, I can see how this would be a wonderful cottage garden plant! Bold in shape and yet demure in color.

autumn's darkroom said...

Ooo, I love these photos!

lou said...

Hi Louise, one of my favourites!

Have a lovely weekend love Lou xxx

Flighty said...

Impressive! Have a good weekend, and happy gardening! xx

summerfete said...

I have a very similar scabious that takes over the garden! Last year the seed heads attracted gold finches such joy!

Suzanne said...

I have a cottage style garden here, unfortunately not the best climate for it, but that would look so good in my garden.

Bumpkin Bears said...

Hi, its been a while since I popped by, so many lovely photos to catch up on here :) I adore scabious. Hugs
Catherine x

sweetmyrtle said...

beautiful photos...we have just had a bbq in the garden.... it is fairly cool this evening but pleasant... i love the word, 'blip' ... i use it a lot... hope you are well,
love ginny x

http://feelmyfelt.blogspot.com said...

Your blog/blogs takes my imagination for a ride. I just came from reading your garden journal notes. ((ahhhh)) The giant Scabious flowers look fun! I've never seen this one --just the smaller blue. I love it. xox

Lesley said...

Ooh giant scabious. We have the small blue variety but I don't think I've ever seen this before. It's lovely!!