It’s a nice mood boost looking down the garden this time of year. Everything is blooming and looking pretty (or as pretty as it ever does, I don’t garden for neatness!)
I enjoyed my Lupin (above) though this year they got battered by the weather, while they were blooming I watched the bees enjoying themselves. They’ve finished flowering now and have been dead headed; they might flower again, but they look a bit sorry for themselves this year.
This is a shot from my oval flower bed. As you can see there’s no particular design, there’s plants of all shapes, textures, and sizes. I just pick flowers for there wildlife benefit and hope for the best 🙂 It looks different every year but it’s exciting seeing what will grows.
This is the meadow. This shot is a little old as the meadow has been flattened by the wind and rain. I think because it’s enclosed it suffers; perhaps the fences direct the wind down on it it..? But it’s usually a source of pride, and the insects love it. It’s also funny watching the birds disappear into it, and my cat make nests in it.
This is Pyracantha, I got it for the berries for the birds. It’s stopped flowering now and doesn’t look so good, but it has orange berries later in the year which look great.
This is an Aquliegia. I really like these plants, their flowers come in different shapes, but they all seem to be easy to grow.
This is meadow cranesbill, which I have been trying to grow for a while, and this year, unexpectedly, a few came up! 😀 It’s prettier than I imagined.
Here’s the cranesbill with California poppy, candytuft, and hellebore.
There’s always more plants on the wish list, but looking at what I have managed to grow over the last few years makes me happy 😀
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