It feels like there are new things happening in the garden every day at the moment. The front garden is starting to fill up with insect friendly flowers and the vegetable garden in the back no longer looks like a bare patch of soil.
The borage has its first flower. Apparently the flowers and leaves taste like cucumber and you can add them to salads and juices, I’ll report back once I’ve tried them.
The rose bush we were given as a house warming gift has its first flower of the year and it smells amazing. Despite researching how to prune roses I still wasn’t sure what to do so I decided to wing it, feeling a little nervous we’d have no flowers this year.
But it’s full of rose buds! Whoppeee!
The collection of terracotta pots is growing and they are now looking a bit more weathered. I’m glad they don’t look so new anymore.
The sage seedlings have their first true leaves and are growing quickly.
I think this is a trailing Petunia (correct me if I’m wrong), it has petals like velvet. I picked this up at the Farmers’ Market to give the garden some colour.
I planted these Nemesia this week and they smell absolutely amazing. The pink and white ones below smell sweet and floral but I also bought a white version that smells like vanilla. When the sun has been on them all day the smell is really strong.
I picked up this Myosotis (Forget Me Not) because I liked the unusual colours. I have seeds for the traditional blue flowers to plant towards the end of the Summer.
The kale has its first true leaf. It’s going to be quite a while before it’s ready to eat though.
I picked up a bargain at Homebase: 20 snap dragon plants for £1.75!
I’ve used them to pad out the troughs we put up a couple of weeks ago.
A few months ago I ordered a Buddleja weyeriana ‘Sungold’. I’ve been eagerly waiting the first signs of life but am sad to report that I’ve been watering a pet stick 🙁 I think it died over the Winter. I scratched off a bit of the bark with my nail and it was brown rather than green underneath. Not really sure what happened but I’ve ordered another one.
I’ve grown most of the plants for the vegetable garden from seed this year but couldn’t resist this ‘ready made’ broad bean plant. The flowers smell great and it adds a bit of green to the raised beds whilst everything else is still seedlings.
I spotted this lilac growing in the garden opposite us, it’s beautiful.
And that’s all folks! Happy no.52 Annie! 🙂