In England we seem to always have a less than stellar summer, which actually suits me fine, but this summer seems wetter. All this water and sunshine is good for the garden though, and my flowers continue to grow like bonkers! And I don’t have to cart around watering cans so much 🙂 My cat isn’t a fan of the storms though :s
Above is my cosmos, a new addition that is doing well.
This is Phacelia symphony, which I grew from seed.
Pretty clover. I don’t know the species name.. I have the usual running clover, but this kind grows tall.
My newish Escallonia apple blossom is growing well and attracting bees, and my even newer Escallonia gold Brian is settling in great 😀
This is what the oval flower bed is up to. It’s changing, maturing, and filling in. Here you can see foxglove, sweet rocket, nigella, wild candytuft, marjoram, sedum, birds foot trefoil, fennel, thyme, hellebore, california poppy, verbena, red campion, and allium (not flowering yet). Perhaps an odd mix, but all good for wildlife!
And here’s the right border. Some of the same flowers, plus geum, blue eyed grass, salvia, and lots you can’t see here.
Where the beds are is designed, but within them it’s a bit wild. Hopefully a good balance between what humans tend to like to see, and what wildlife enjoys.
How wild is your garden?
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