The biggest garden news of the week is that the lupin has a bud. There are lots of lupins in full flower where we live and so I thought ours wasn’t going to do anything this year but it looks like I was wrong (and a bit impatient).
I put the sorry looking chilli plant from the kitchen outside and it sprung back to life. Between that and Big Jim and Habanero plants my friend Kat gave me, I’m going to have alot of chillies to dry in the coming weeks. Yummy!
Does anyone know what this plant is? I bought it at a local plant sale but it didn’t have a tag. All I know is that it’s a cottage garden plant.
I’d been looking for a Pulmonaria after seeing it growing in a family members garden and as luck had it, there was one at the same plant sale. It’s finished flowering but the leaves are beautiful to look at.
We’ve covered the big flower bed in the front garden with fine bark chippings. When it’s dry the soil looks pretty awful in places and the weeds love all that open space and bright sun!
As you can see things are starting to plump out now. Over time the plants will grow to cover most of the soil but until then the bark chippings will help it look a bit better.
It’s nice to see plants growing over one another rather than sitting neatly all by themselves.
The marigolds we bought are looking fantastic – so bright and cheerful! I’ve sown quite a few marigold seeds so we’ll have enough to put in the troughs on the front wall. I really need to separate the seedlings before the roots get tangled up.
The Campanula is covered in little purple buds.
The Burt’s Bees wildflower seed mix is creating a mat of seedlings. I’m looking forward to seeing what they all turn in to.
Does anyone know what this plant is? It’s full of luminous purpley blue flowers and dark red leaves. A farmer’s market bargain at four plants for £1. I’ve been quite jammy lately with cheap plants.
We had a Fritillary that only flowered for two weeks and then died. Or so I thought. I was digging that patch at the weekend and came across all these little bulbs, which I’m pretty sure are Fritillary bulbs. When I realised what they were I divided them into two sets and buried them again. Fingers crossed they come up next year.
Back in Autumn I planted garlic in the only soil we had. I didn’t realise how large it would get and as you can see it’s now taking over the herb bed.
I’m 5’7″ and it’s now as tall as my hips! At first I thought it was just the elephant garlic but all of the plants are about the same height. Next year we’ll use the raised beds instead. There’s alot of action above ground level, I hope something is happening underneath.
Bit of a whopper this week but there has been a lot going on!