My Rainbow Garden – Orange

I don’t actually have many orange flowers in my garden as it isn’t one of my favourite colours but I do love marigolds and monbretia so I have both of those.

Here is the monbretia

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And a close up of one of the flowers.

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The monbretia has been there a long time. I think I may have brought it with me from my previous house.

Marigolds however are annuals and the first time I tried to plant them, a few years ago, the slugs ate up the seedlings before they had hardly come through but about eighteen months ago I tried again.

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This time I had lots (some yellow which I will show you in a later post) .

One time I was out there and I found a fly resting inside.

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And a close up –

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Another time it was a moth

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Look at the delicate colouring

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This year I didn’t plant any but they have seeded themselve and come up between the paving slabs.

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Rainbow Junkie

I am a retired mother of three and grandmother of five. I mostly knit and crochet while I watch television. I also love cooking and have dabbled in various other crafty things. I am crazy about: Rainbows, Butterflies, Flowers, Bees, Honey, Hexagons, Snowflakes, Symmetry, Mathematics and Dragons

11 thoughts on “My Rainbow Garden – Orange”

  1. I am very partial to flowers that seed themselves and grow in the gap between paving stones! That’s just the kind of tough, self-sufficient plant that does well in my garden. The others kind of shrivel and die…. !!!

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