How does your garden grow?

Calling all gardeners………………. does anyone know what this is please? We didn’t have it in the patch last year, and I can’t find it in my book. Our neighbour took an picture and she can’t find it either.  Hollyhock is coming to mind, but I have no idea.

The stem is fuzzy and spiky, not thorny, the leaves long and tapered, and the flowers are huge trumpets. It’s quite lovely, and has simply just turned up!

Meanwhile our roses are doing famously:

In the picture on the right, you can see three more buds on our In Loving Memory bush.
This is a cropped picture of the bloom

Not to be outdone, the Ancient Mariner is having a third and fourth show



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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43 Responses to How does your garden grow?

  1. Suze says:

    white Campanella or Canterbury bells. You lucky girl. Those are “antique” flowers and darned difficult to find. Bees LOVE them.

  2. Looks like canterbury bells. You can google and compare to the actual plant.

  3. I have seen flowers like the white one, but I’m terrible with their names. If none of your readers can help send me a note. I have a couple friends I could ask, who work in greenhouses.

  4. I thought a kind of Lilly at first but I think it’s a Delphinium…?

  5. Suze says:

    and where did my comment go, I wonder? Those are canterbury bells. and ancient flower that is darned difficult (and expensive) to find. grats!

  6. I just put your photo in my PlantSnap app and it came up as possibly Canterbury Bells. Certainly looks like them 🙂

  7. fransiweinstein says:

    Your roses are beautiful. Don’t know what the flower is your neighbour found but it is so pretty.

  8. Stunning flowers 🤩

  9. Liz says:

    Lovely flowers. Birds seem to be the only answer in dropping a seed for it to pop up.

    Roses look lovely too.

  10. Beautiful pictures, Di. I have not seen the unknown plant here in South Africa.

  11. Beautiful glimpses into your wonderful garden 😍

  12. It is Canterbury bells. Plants become rare when not many people want them so nurseys don’t them. Allow some of the flowers to set seed and try planting next year. Plants spread in many ways. A car in an area that is the are for seed is present, the tires will be picked of seed and spread the plant when the seed falls off and the conditions for growth.

  13. rugby843 says:

    Is it a hollyhock?

    Sent from my iPad


  14. Jen Goldie says:

    Hi Di. I hear its Canterbury Bells. I looked it up too in Bing Image Search. LOL
    Came up with Catalpa Speciosa
    Anyways your so lucky to have it! I’m still waiting on my Scarlett Runners to pop up. HOPEFULLY!

  15. Oh my!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ Those roses? Exquisite!! Canterbury Bells? So beautiful! I'd never seen those before! I hope they make themselves to home too! 🙂

  16. murisopsis says:

    My grandmother always thought her violets were in competition with each other to out bloom the others – looks like your roses are doing the same!

    • The Ancient Mariner (the pink one) is always showy, the red In Loving Memory we get two or three, but Peace last year was a non starter, so I was glad to have two blooms this year, and it looks like another’s coming!

  17. Carol anne says:

    You’ve got a spectacular garden Di! No wonder so many birds and bees come to visit! 😀

    • I love to see them and we were doubtful if any would come as we had nothing when we first arrived. Then we added a tree and some plants which have established themselves now and they’re coming in.

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