I had quite a nice crop of Peas recently… I had to put them in the fridge though as I couldn’t taste anything! So I think unfortunately they will have lost their lovely sweet freshness.
And just because they’ve been feeling left out over the past few posts… lol
Sorry, but I’m afraid you’ll be seeing far more of this Salvia over the coming weeks, I’m in love and cannot wait for ‘harlow carr’ to bloom and enjoy the contrast between the Saliva, Rose and Perennial Wallflower. Then in the coming months we’ll also have Verbena Bonariensis, Verbena Hastata and Tuberous Thistle also adding to the nice mix of purples and pinks.
‘Harlow Carr’ teases me by refusing to open her bloom!
I love the purple of this Veronica, sadly she doesn’t bloom for long.
It looks like my wild poppies have hybridised with the ‘dutch flag’ poppies… I’ll have to buy some more fresh seed… bah.
This one appears to be ‘normal’ and there’s a range by the looks of things; some have a small amount of black others are totally pure.
Campanula is stunning at the moment and seems to enjoy self-seeding around the garden. I’ve two plants in pots as well as this beastie that like to take over every year.
Clover is in full swing, and although we don’t have as much of it as last year, it is still covering a nice big area… The only downfall is that I cannot walk across the garden easily and have to avoid going to the left of the garden! The things you do for wildlife…
It also means I can’t mow, so the grass gets very long.
Sedum are preparing for their Autumnal show
One large poppy, this I think has sown itself… The others are still tiny and not at all looking very happy; I’m almost beginning to doubt they will even bloom.
I believe this is probably Geranium Rozanne, although I cannot be sure. It’s huge, easily to my waist and really needs a good chop back as it’s becoming quite straggly.
My little Acer might be suffering some wind burn?
A weedy, hawkweed type thing?
Shasta Daisy is looking very happy; for the past few years it’s been swamped by the Buddleja and as a result always ends up curling round. This year I finally moved it and it’s looking so much happier for it. I have another I need to move, but was too tardy.
Feverfew reminds me why I allow it to grow, even if it is in the way and I’m thoroughly tired of having to step over it – or rather around it now as it’s too large!
I’m sure this Astrantia is supposed to be white? It was last year!!! I’m sure. I’m confused.
Bramble is rambling through the back hedge, I will enjoy the fruits later in the year
The Elder continues to bloom too and brightens up the back
Today I stalked a few Butterflies – mainly a Small Tortoiseshell as it sunbathed and then a Skipper which sadly I didn’t manage to catch; hopefully another day! I also caught a Speckled wood feeding on the flowers of a Cotoneaster.
We’re still missing the Gatekeepers, all I can assume is that the hard winter killed them and any overwintering caterpillars. Usually they’re all along the Privet hedge but so far I haven’t seen any :( very disappointing.
Photos of the small tortoiseshell will be posted on Monday, so watch this space!
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