Saturday, 25 August 2012

Our Own Sunshine

 
 
There's not that much sunshine in evidence this Bank Holiday Weekend, but here in our little corner of the world we have our very own spot of sunshine.  A wonderful bank of sunny flowers that I walk past each time I go to tend to the chickens.
 
I'm not sure what sort of flowers these actually are but they sprung up en masse and are brightening our days no end.
 
 
 
A spot of sunshine for Sophie. 
 
A jug full of these gorgeous flowers are decorating Sophie's final resting place over looking Chicken World.
 
Hope you have some sunshine in your lives this Bank Holiday Weekend.
 
Sue xx

16 comments:

  1. Did you plant those sue? What are they? Or did you buy them as small plants? I don't buy much but fancy some of those xx love froogs

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  2. I have no idea what they are. All the flowers here were planted by the owner before our landlord bought the place and she was a seriously good Horticulturist, everything is coming up in banks of colour, we are currently in a yellow and white zone!!

    I am a veggie gardener through and through so don't know much about flowering things.....sorry!

    What are you doing leaving comments when you should be on HM. :-)

    Sue xx
    Our New Life in the Country

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  3. Gorgeous bright flowers. We had them at our last house but I don't know what they are !

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  4. could they be topinambour flowers?
    have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_artichoke or just google topinambour flowers.

    lots of these flowers bloom this time of the year here in Italy, along the banks of rivers, or canals, as wild flowers.

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  5. Just saw some flowers on another blog and they looked the same.They were called geums. It was a UK blog as well.

    Cheers, Karen near Gympie.

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  6. Rosa - they do look very like Jerusalem Artichoke flowers, but have flowered when much shorter and have darker centres. I usually grow artichokes so this was my first thought. It could just be a dwarf strain or a flower from the same family, I will have a look at the roots after they have finished flowering and see if there are any tubers!!

    I see a couple of Miss Marples up there, have I given Froogs away then, she'll shoot me (with a recycled bullet of course)!!

    Sue xx
    Our New Life in the Country

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  7. Its blue sky and sunshine as I type but not sure how long it will last, apparently not til tomorrow sadly!
    A very cheery spot of colour there but no idea of the flowers, no good at remembering names of plants.
    Take care
    Sarah x

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  8. Beautiful yellow in these blooms!

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  9. I think it might be a form of Rudbekia. There are hundreds of them. Usually have either an upright cone shape to the middle or a button flatter version. Some have petals that fall away from the cone, others have them like flatter like yours. They often, but not always, have oval shape leaves with a slight point at the end.

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  10. I think they are rudbeckia goldstrum.
    L.x.

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  11. that reminds me I need to pick a bunch of flowers......

    Gill

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  12. I think Helianthus which are jerusalem artichokes, looks like a good crop, dig them up when the flowers die down, they roast beautiful.

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