You guys, the peony is opening! I repeat. The peony is opening!! The bud became so swollen the stem started to bend, so I intervened and tied it to a garden cane to stop it snapping. I’d be hacked off if it snapped, it’s the only flower.
A few days later, more petals unfurled. Not much longer now!
I picked up this geranium from our local plant sale. £1 for a big healthy plant. I don’t know why I buy plants during the rest of the year. I should save my money for local sales because a) you get so much more for your money and b) many of the plants have been divided from plants growing in local gardens, so you know they’ll thrive.
These pansies were grown from seed I received from Gemma last year in the seed swap arranged by Annie. We sowed them at the allotment but the grass started to suffocate them so this year we planted them out into an old metal wheelbarrow.
Our clematis has grown into a wild, untamed beast. I love it! It spreads all around the corner of the fence. This nook with the bird feeder is my favourite though. When there is a queue for the feeder, the birds hop around the clematis branches.
This beauty is a clematis flower — Guernsey Cream. It’s as large as my hand. The petals stay this soft shade of green until just before they start to wilt. Green is my favourite colour and it’s not often you see flowers with green petals.