Ok, this is very strange indeed.
I do remember having posted this pretty much about the time when I took the photos (that is mid-July) but I found it in my drafts section and nowhere on my blog.
Therefore, in the middle of winter (ha!), I give you some colourful summer blooms.
Some pretty bloom grown from seed
David Austin's Pilgrim - a relentless bloomer
Pretty Lady Emma Hamilton
Tea Clipper, an older rose by David Austin
Rosa Pierre de Ronsard (or Eden Rose) with fully opened blooms.
I must confess I much prefer them not quite so open :)
A double poppy.
I let the seeds fall on the ground, so let's see what next summer brings
Prettiest soft pink poppy, a perenial this time
These are 2 plants I removed from my garden at the end of the season.
The monarda, in the foreground, was too gaudy a pink to mix well with the rest of the coulour and the echinacea had grown too big for my linking, so it's in a friend's garden now.
Astrantia ruby ...something. A fuss-free perenial that goes so well in bouquets
And a pink pelargonium on my balcony