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These pink 'party girl' Sidalceas look fun at the moment, such a cheery burst of pink! These are miniature mallows, great for the smaller garden as they are gentle growers, but with flower spikes up to 45cm.
#pink #mallow #small #dainty
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/sidalcea-party-girl/
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These pink party girl Sidalceas look fun at the moment, such a cheery burst of pink! These are miniature mallows, great for the smaller garden as they are gentle growers, but with flower spikes up to 45cm.
#pink #mallow #small #dainty 
https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/sidalcea-party-girl/

Fresh cake just in!
Lemon, raspberry & poppy seed on the left.
Coffee cake on the right.
Both vegan & homemade by the lovely Angel!
Why not pop down in between showers for a slice with a pot of tea or coffee!
#cake #homemade #vegan #flavours #teaandcake
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Fresh cake just in!
Lemon, raspberry & poppy seed on the left.
Coffee cake on the right.
Both vegan & homemade by the lovely Angel!
Why not pop down in between showers for a slice with a pot of tea or coffee!
#cake #homemade #vegan #flavours #teaandcakeImage attachment

The bonking beetle …
These are mostly common red soldier beetles, named for their smart red jackets. They are slim, rather elegant insects, and they spend as much of their adult lives as possible in flagrante delicto.
In the rare breaks, they feed on pollen and aphids.
These bonking beetles have given themselves up to what William Blake called “lovely copulation, bliss on bliss”.
Look out for them on the hogweeds in the hedgerows!
#beetles #aphids #sex #pollen #copulation #nature #WilliamBlake
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The bonking beetle …
These are mostly common red soldier beetles, named for their smart red jackets. They are slim, rather elegant insects, and they spend as much of their adult lives as possible in flagrante delicto. 
In the rare breaks, they feed on pollen and aphids.
These bonking beetles have given themselves up to what William Blake called “lovely copulation, bliss on bliss”.
Look out for them on the hogweeds in the hedgerows!
#beetles #aphids #sex #pollen #copulation #nature #WilliamBlakeImage attachmentImage attachment

The Acanthus Mollis (Bears Breeches) can be a bit of a monster, like our one in the Wishing Well Garden. Its tall, vigorous, tropical looking and once you have it, you will always have it.
Acanthus Mollis, means 'Cultivated Spiny Bear Bract', because people thought the curved bracts on the flower stalk looked like a bear claw. Over time bract/branca was mis-translated into 'breech', leading to the common name 'bear's breech, so absolutely nothing to do with bear's trousers at all, so that clears that one up!
If you want a slightly more polite one, try the Acanthus Hungaricus, now back in stock.
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/acanthus-hungaricus/
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The Acanthus Mollis (Bears Breeches) can be a bit of a monster, like our one in the Wishing Well Garden. Its tall, vigorous, tropical looking and once you have it, you will always have it.
Acanthus Mollis, means Cultivated Spiny Bear Bract, because people thought the curved bracts on the flower stalk looked like a bear claw. Over time bract/branca was mis-translated into breech, leading to the common name bears breech, so absolutely nothing to do with bears trousers at all, so that clears that one up!
If you want a slightly more polite one, try the Acanthus Hungaricus, now back in stock.
https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/acanthus-hungaricus/Image attachment

A dozy bumblebee on some just flowering teasel. #bees #teasel #pollen #food ... See MoreSee Less

A dozy bumblebee on some just flowering teasel. #bees #teasel #pollen #food

Fancy a shady night out, out?
Pop down to Deal for some dastardly street theatre, full of wenches, smuggling, whiskey and general raunchiness!
I mean we could all do with some of that after recent times!
#streettheatre #deal #pirates #smugglers #outout
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Fancy a shady night out, out?
Pop down to Deal for some dastardly street theatre, full of wenches, smuggling, whiskey and general raunchiness! 
I mean we could all do with some of that after recent times!
#streettheatre #deal #pirates #smugglers #outout

The leucanthemums look fantastic at the moment.
They are such a great backdrop and will happily take over an area slowly.
Good for spaces where not a lot else will grow, they like full sun but will tolerate half shade. Ours don't mind our clay or our dry conditions either.
Deadhead daily to prolong a long flowering season, cut right down to the ground when they are all finished.
Divide by digging up a clump and giving away! (Well you, not us, lol.)
Also suitable for cut flowers.
We love the contrast of the white with the peach hemerocallis and our shady red bench!
#daisy #bigflowers #showy #bold #oldfashioned
#white #backdrop #pollinators #insects #cutflowers #cutflowersfrommygarden

www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/leucanthemum-superbum-white-daisies/
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The leucanthemums look fantastic at the moment.
They are such a great backdrop and will happily take over an area slowly. 
Good for spaces where not a lot else will grow, they like full sun but will tolerate half shade. Ours dont mind our clay or our dry conditions either.
Deadhead daily to prolong a long flowering season, cut right down to the ground when they are all finished.
Divide by digging up a clump and giving away! (Well you, not us, lol.)
Also suitable for cut flowers.
We love the contrast of the white with the peach hemerocallis and our shady red bench!
#daisy #bigflowers #showy #bold #oldfashioned
#white #backdrop #pollinators #insects #cutflowers #cutflowersfrommygarden

https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/leucanthemum-superbum-white-daisies/Image attachmentImage attachment

Lovely tiny beach scabious! (Sorry, rubbish photo, my phone was covered in sea water!)
#scabious #pink #seasidegardens #clumps #dry
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Lovely tiny beach scabious! (Sorry, rubbish photo, my phone was covered in sea water!)
#scabious #pink #seasidegardens #clumps #dry

Every year we forget how gorgeous these hemerocallis Baronets Badge are!
We just sold our last four to a huge garden makeover in Salisbury!
#beauty #flowers #design
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Every year we forget how gorgeous these hemerocallis Baronets Badge are! 
We just sold our last four to a huge garden makeover in Salisbury! 
#beauty #flowers #design

We just found this today.
Its Prunella Grandiflora Alba, (white self-heal) which is classed as RARE IN THE UK in its native state!!!
Omg!!!
We will definitely be harvesting these seeds, we do sowing and planting this, but we did NOT sow any white ones!

#rare #native #perrenials #prunella #self-heal
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We just found this today.
Its Prunella Grandiflora Alba, (white self-heal) which is classed as RARE IN THE UK in its native state!!!
Omg!!!
We will definitely be harvesting these seeds, we do sowing and planting this, but we did NOT sow any white ones!

#rare #native #perrenials #prunella #self-heal

Salsify and achillea wild on Graveney Marshes this morning.
#wildthings #butterflies #moths #meadow

www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/salsify-tragopogon-4-to-a-pot-2-litres/

www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/achillea-millefolium-cassis-2-litre-pot-7-50/
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Salsify and achillea wild on Graveney Marshes this morning.
#wildthings #butterflies #moths #meadow

https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/salsify-tragopogon-4-to-a-pot-2-litres/

https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/achillea-millefolium-cassis-2-litre-pot-7-50/Image attachmentImage attachment

Woodland honeysuckle.
It smells divine but the flower shape always reminds me of sea anemone?
Anyone else?
#honeysuckle #scent #natives
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Woodland honeysuckle.
It smells divine but the flower shape always reminds me of sea anemone? 
Anyone else? 
#honeysuckle #scent #natives

Just a little bee hanging out on some native scabious in a beautiful wild flower meadow.
#bees #wildflowers #justhanging
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These unruly little chaps are in flower at last, after nurturing them for two years!! Love them!
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/bee-balm-monarda/
#red #pink #punkrocker #beebalm #monarda
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These unruly little chaps are in flower at last, after nurturing them for two years!! Love them!
https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/bee-balm-monarda/
#red #pink #punkrocker #beebalm #monarda

We love our Goats Rue and we are very pleased with ourselves that we managed to grow it from our seed this year, this is what our white one looks like in the Wishing Well garden!
#white #showy #unusual #s#structure
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We love our Goats Rue and we are very pleased with ourselves that we managed to grow it from our seed this year, this is what our white one looks like in the Wishing Well garden!
#white #showy #unusual #s#structure

The Oak Lutestring Moth, (part of the family which includes Common, Satin & Poplar Lutestrings) you probably missed it in the woods its camouflage is so good!
Anyway, these moths were named by Benjamin Wilkes in the 18th century, he wrote the first comprehensive guide, 'The English Moths & Butterflies'.
Lutestring derives from the French 'lustrine' as these moths have shiny scales.
'Lutestring' also meant to speak silkily but without substance (a good description for our politicians).
#moths #mothsuk #butterflies #nectar #bees #pollinators #sunshine
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The Oak Lutestring Moth, (part of the family which includes Common, Satin & Poplar Lutestrings) you probably missed it in the woods its camouflage is so good!
Anyway, these moths were named by Benjamin Wilkes in the 18th century, he wrote the first comprehensive guide, The English Moths & Butterflies.
Lutestring derives from the French lustrine as these moths have shiny scales.
Lutestring also meant to speak silkily but without substance (a good description for our politicians).
#moths #mothsuk #butterflies #nectar #bees #pollinators #sunshine

We started the seed collection mayhem yesterday afternoon!
This will be part of our daily routine for the rest of the year!
#seeds #openpollination #handharvesting #timeconsuming #plants
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We started the seed collection mayhem yesterday afternoon!
This will be part of our daily routine for the rest of the year!
#seeds #openpollination #handharvesting #timeconsuming #plants

These are right by our office window, what a treat!
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/agapanthus-blue/
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These are right by our office window, what a treat!
https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/agapanthus-blue/Image attachmentImage attachment

Delphinium Requienii our second batch of the year now ready for their forever homes!
They love shade, dry, half-dry.
Slugs do not like them.
Purple/violet flowers.
leaves are toxic so avoid if you have pets, children or irresponsible adults (sorry)!
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/delphiniumrequienii/
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Delphinium Requienii our second batch of the year now ready for their forever homes! 
They love shade, dry, half-dry.
Slugs do not like them.
Purple/violet flowers.
leaves are toxic so avoid if you have pets, children or irresponsible adults (sorry)!
https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/delphiniumrequienii/

Simon Saville, BC Trustee and Chair of the Surrey & SW London Branch, is half way through his gruelling 1,200 cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats to help fight the decline of butterflies and moths.
But he still has a long way to go - and he needs your help to power him through.
Can you join him for part of the ride and cycle beside him? Or spare a few pounds to help him reach his fundraising target? Find out how you can help below.

Click here to sponsor Simon's Bike for Butterflies Challenge.
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bikeforbutterflies?_cldee=ZG9ubmFAZW5jaGFudGVkZ2FyZGVuc2tlbnQuY28u...
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Simon Saville, BC Trustee and Chair of the Surrey & SW London Branch, is half way through his gruelling 1,200 cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats to help fight the decline of butterflies and moths.
 But he still has a long way to go - and he needs your help to power him through. 
 Can you join him for part of the ride and cycle beside him? Or spare a few pounds to help him reach his fundraising target? Find out how you can help below.

Click here to sponsor Simons Bike for Butterflies Challenge.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bikeforbutterflies?_cldee=ZG9ubmFAZW5jaGFudGVkZ2FyZGVuc2tlbnQuY28udWs%3d&recipientid=contact-45610472cfe3ea11a81300224807f96d-a572558c0d684751ac9c754acfef81e8&esid=bc932b3f-2cde-eb11-bacb-0022483efe1c

Loving our Thalictrum Flavum (meadow rue) at the mo! Such fluffy flowers!
It grows to about a metre by 45cm, the yellow flowers are fragrant, it likes sun, not too bothered about soil.
#structure #tall #specimens #yellow #fluffy #pollinators

www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/thalictrum-flavum-2-litre-pot/
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Loving our Thalictrum Flavum (meadow rue) at the mo! Such fluffy flowers!
It grows to about a metre by 45cm, the yellow flowers are fragrant, it likes sun, not too bothered about soil.
#structure #tall #specimens #yellow #fluffy #pollinators

https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/thalictrum-flavum-2-litre-pot/Image attachment

Catching up on admin during showers.
Catching up on weeding during the sunshine.
What else to do?
It's the wierdest weather ever.
#changingtimes #adaptation #weather #weatherpatterns #globalwarming #globalchange
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Catching up on admin during showers.
Catching up on weeding during the sunshine.
What else to do?
Its the wierdest weather ever.
#changingtimes #adaptation #weather #weatherpatterns #globalwarming #globalchange

While we all wonder where Summer is, we are moving to our Summer Hours of 11am-3pm Tuesday-Saturday.
Please note we are CLOSED this Saturday the 10th July.
x D & H and the team.
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While we all wonder where Summer is, we are moving to our Summer Hours of 11am-3pm Tuesday-Saturday.
Please note we are CLOSED this Saturday the 10th July.
x D & H and the team.

We looked away for five minutes and lo the wishing well rose/triffid has gone mental.
A heavy flowerer, a rambunctious grower, not for the faint hearted or small of space, we hard prune in very early Spring.
This is Bobbie James, a rambling rose.
We do not stock these sorry, we suggest David Austen.
#rambling #rose #rambunctious #white #flowers
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We looked away for five minutes and lo the wishing well rose/triffid has gone mental.
A heavy flowerer, a rambunctious grower, not for the faint hearted or small of space, we hard prune in very early Spring.
This is Bobbie James, a rambling rose.
We do not stock these sorry, we suggest David Austen.
#rambling #rose #rambunctious #white #flowersImage attachment

We have no recollection of these flowering as we have been super busy but aren't the seed pods fantastic?
Available as bulbs to pre-order by September for Autumn planting.
These are Allium Bulgaricum.
#bulbs #autumn #decorative #seeds
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/allium-bulgaricum/
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We have no recollection of these flowering as we have been super busy but arent the seed pods fantastic?
Available as bulbs to pre-order by September for Autumn planting.
These are Allium Bulgaricum.
#bulbs #autumn #decorative #seeds 
https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/allium-bulgaricum/

Thank goodness Kent College have started leaving a No Mow area around the edges. Given that they weedkilled an awful lot of this regularly there are lots of different species and thousands of tiny little moths! Yippee!
#moths #NoMowMay #diversity #biodiversity #habitat
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Thank goodness Kent College have started leaving a No Mow area around the edges. Given that they weedkilled an awful lot of this regularly there are lots of different species and thousands of tiny little moths! Yippee! 
#moths #NoMowMay #diversity #biodiversity #habitatImage attachment

Fancy getting away for a while??
Of course you do!
Well if you want to visit the Isle of Wight and use the link below you can get 20% of the cost of the ferry!
book.wightlink.co.uk/book/journey/journeySearch/
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Fancy getting away for a while?? 
Of course you do!
Well if you want to visit the Isle of Wight and use the link below you can get 20% of the cost of the ferry!
https://book.wightlink.co.uk/book/journey/journeySearch/

Lychnis Vesuvius what a splash of orange!!
New for us this year because we think they are great!
Full sun, free draining soil, flowers from May to September.
orange/scarlet flowers with contrasting bronze/green foliage.
Self-seeding. 45cm height. 30cm spread.
#orange #scarlett #vivid #bees
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/lychnis-vesuvius-2-litre-pot-7-50/
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Lychnis Vesuvius what a splash of orange!! 
New for us this year because we think they are great!
Full sun, free draining soil, flowers from May to September.
orange/scarlet flowers with contrasting bronze/green foliage.
Self-seeding. 45cm height. 30cm spread.
#orange #scarlett #vivid #bees
https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/lychnis-vesuvius-2-litre-pot-7-50/

Very excited to see our Phlomis Tuberosa in flower, do excuse the terrible photos, it looks much better in the flesh! This years stock too as they were very popular earlier this year.
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/phlomis-tuberosa-pink/
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Very excited to see our Phlomis Tuberosa in flower, do excuse the terrible photos, it looks much better in the flesh! This years stock too as they were very popular earlier this year.
https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/phlomis-tuberosa-pink/Image attachment

It’s time to collect our salsify seed!
Back in stock once its dried out, but we do have plants for sale.
Let the games commence!
#seeds #plants #lovemelovemybees

www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/salsify-tragopogon-4-to-a-pot-2-litres/
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It’s time to collect our salsify seed! 
Back in stock once its dried out, but we do have plants for sale.
Let the games commence! 
#seeds #plants #lovemelovemybees

https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/salsify-tragopogon-4-to-a-pot-2-litres/

Very excited with the appearance of these on our Ricinus Communis!

www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/ricinus-communis-impala-or-castor-oil-plant/

#thinktropical #thinkpink #spiky #unusual #hothouse
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Very excited with the appearance of these on our Ricinus Communis! 

https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/ricinus-communis-impala-or-castor-oil-plant/

#thinktropical #thinkpink #spiky #unusual #hothouseImage attachment

Wow ALL the campanulas are out now!!
Glomerata (top left), Latifolia (top right), Aliarifolia (bottom right) and Medium Single Blues (bottom left)!!!
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Bees and borage and blue!!!!
Love it!!
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/borage-2l/
#bees #borage #blue #showtime #sunshine #insects #pollinators #lovemelovemybees
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