Wednesday, 23 May 2018
How does your garden grow?
In our main pond, the yellow Flag Irises are now in full bloom, and looking beautiful. I have been admiring them as I sit in the sunshine on the patio, with my book. It just goes to show that I CAN rest sometimes!
These lovely Welsh poppies have self-seeded themselves into the top of a wall. They seem to like to struggle in life . . .
Alliums. Believe it or not I have never grown them before, though mum used to. I have one head with just a few flowers but lots of Bulbils (the paper-like covering didn't peel back properly). So I shall have lots of extra ones for next year.
The youngest of the Montana clematis, which I popped into the top of a wall "bed" a couple of years back. It's taken a while to get established, but is now doing well. I have another white one in the front thicket of rambler roses which is putting on a show too.
Here is the original one, which has put out even more flowers now, and the scent is divine. I have a number of Aquilegias which have established themselves in the gravel bed here - proper photos tomorrow.
Finally, Alfie in the shade of the stripey grass beside the pond. When this grows high in the summer months they all like to rest in there.
It's late and I haven't been downstairs to unwind before bed yet, so will be back tomorrow with some Aquilegia photos.