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Just soaking our sweet pea seeds for an unprecedented Autumn sowing so they get a head start for the Spring!
#sowing #flowers #scent
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Just soaking our sweet pea seeds for an unprecedented Autumn sowing so they get a head start for the Spring! 
#sowing #flowers #scent

Oohhh!!!
What IS this??!!!
#aliens #insects #caterpillars #moths #webs
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Oohhh!!!
What IS this??!!!
#aliens #insects #caterpillars #moths #webs

It’s that time of year again!
The Hedychium Autantiacum are in flower!
Superb bright orange flowers on tall stems.
Great architecture with narrow grey green foliage.
Hardy in a sheltered corner with some other exotics to your taste! Mulch well and feed before flowering!
#exotic #gingers #architecture
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It’s that time of year again! 
The Hedychium Autantiacum are in flower! 
Superb bright orange flowers on tall stems.
Great architecture with narrow grey green foliage.
Hardy in a sheltered corner with some other exotics to your taste! Mulch well and feed before flowering!
#exotic #gingers #architecture

Can't take any more?
Well neither can we!
But. five mins sitting quietly in the garden, stilling the mind, listening to the bees and the seed pods exploding, smelling the pollen, feeling the sun on our faces and hey presto, some level of serenity returns.
#justdoit #getoutthere #serenity #meditation #bees
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Cant take any more?
Well neither can we!
But. five mins sitting quietly in the garden, stilling the mind,  listening to the bees and the seed pods exploding, smelling the pollen, feeling the sun on our faces and hey presto, some level of serenity returns.
#justdoit #getoutthere #serenity #meditation #bees

If anyone knows what season it is do please tell us as we are a tad confused and the plants well, god help them! #confused #seasons #autumnn #summer #ohmygoddess #help #saveyourplants ... See MoreSee Less

It’s a fun time of year for fungi …
No idea what this is but happy fungi hunting!
#fungi #fungiphotography
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It’s a fun time of year for fungi …
No idea what this is but happy fungi hunting! 
#fungi #fungiphotography

All the pink seems to be shouting at us today!
Perennial Sweet Pea,
Purple Loosestrife,
Rosa ‘Queen Elizabeth’
Perennial Sweet Pea,
Lychnis Coronaria (bit past their best now) &
Nerines, alos just going over.
#pink #pinkflowers #nectar #colour
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Let the seed sorting commence!!! 😂🤪😱
Our first crop, Lupins!
#blue #bees #perennials #openpollinated #handharvested #nectar #seedbank
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/lupins/
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Let the seed sorting commence!!! 😂🤪😱
Our first crop, Lupins!
#blue #bees #perennials #openpollinated #handharvested #nectar #seedbank 
https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/lupins/

Who needs some orange in their life??
Hemeracllis 'fulva'.
Kniphofia 'Tawny King' (another fabulous name).
Crocosmia 'Orange' (sorry not helpful we know)!
#orange #statement #bold #tropical #tropicalparadise #sunshine

www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/kniphofia-red-hot-pokers-tawny-king/
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Who needs some orange in their life??
Hemeracllis fulva.
Kniphofia Tawny King (another fabulous name).
Crocosmia Orange (sorry not helpful we know)!
#orange #statement #bold #tropical #tropicalparadise #sunshine

https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/kniphofia-red-hot-pokers-tawny-king/Image attachmentImage attachment

Wow such a electric blue!!!
#blue #colour #bold #statement #bulbs
www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/agapanthus-blue/
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Wow such a electric blue!!!
#blue #colour #bold #statement #bulbs 
https://www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/agapanthus-blue/

The last tray of potentilla and roses (which escaped us last week) and a top dressing of sterilised farm manure as feed/mulch and all done! #insects #pollinators #WarMemorial #harbledown #gardening #jobwelldone ... See MoreSee Less

The last tray of potentilla and roses (which escaped us last week) and a top dressing of sterilised farm manure as feed/mulch and all done! #insects #pollinators #WarMemorial #harbledown #gardening #jobwelldone

We are CLOSED from Tuesday 17th August until Monday 23rd August.
Open again from Tuesday 24th.
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We are CLOSED from Tuesday 17th August until Monday 23rd August.
Open again from Tuesday 24th.

Our Tithonia are out and the hover flies are hovering! #pollinators #insects #flowers #orange ... See MoreSee Less

Our Tithonia are out and the hover flies are hovering! #pollinators #insects #flowers #orange

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/

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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
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