Friday, 23 August 2013
I have really caught the gardening bug this year and can't wait to grow as many things from seeds or from cuttings as I can next year. There is a deep feeling of satisfaction knowing you have grown plants yourself even if you do have a little help now and then.
Saturday, 17 August 2013
You can see what the Californian Poppy looks like by clicking here. It has a lovely translucent quality and prolific blooms. I am going to sow some of these seeds this autumn time and some more in the spring time and see which fare best.
Saturday, 10 August 2013
Sunday, 4 August 2013
My ginger mint (mentha x gracilis) however, has been allowed to flower profusely throughout the summer. It has been a magnet to all kinds of beneficial insects and can often be seen covered in butterflies and bees and other winged creatures.
If you want to encourage the bees and butterflies to your garden I strongly recommend getting a ginger mint plant. Keep it in a container to avoid spreading and enjoy the bounty of wildlife that come to visit it.
Thursday, 1 August 2013
Myddleton House Gardens today, I was delighted to find that they had a sale of the plants they grow there. This Echinacea Alba (pictured above) really stood out for me. Purchased and safely transported home, I now need to find a place for it to shine in the border.