For a while now I have really admired and wanted to grow a bed of wildflowers and by this I do not mean a garden left to its own devices and full of weeds and sometimes known as a wildflower garden. I mean actually sowing a wildflower mix. I have a large garden but have no empty beds that this could be done in so I’ve emptied a trough which had bulbs in, only 1 actually flowered (I’ve replanted it), sown my seeds and covered with gravel just to keep the seed in place. I wait to see what happens next. Pictures are, seed packet, before and after of the trough and if this doesn’t work I’ve basically most lost the cost of the seed packet £3 and some time and I’ll try something else in there next year.
I had a lot of trouble taking this picture, I wanted the cherry tree to be the centre of attention and avoid the compost heap, washing line, shed and too much of the big tree at the back. So here’s my best attempt, here’s hoping for more than 6 cherries this year and that we get them before the birds. We tried to cover it one year which meant the birds couldn’t get the cherries but neither could I and it didn’t look very nice!
Every time I look there seems to be another tree/bush/pot that is looking nice and wanting its picture taken and well I can’t refuse really can I so here’s my latest. If anyone can identify the white daffodils that would be great as I’ve had them years and didn’t keep the packet which is very unusual for me!
Hoping I’m not bombarding you with blogs but I have more time. Can’t imagine why! I think they are more tulip foxtrot but they don’t look much like the packet!
I’m just dropping in today to show what’s currently flowering in my garden. It’s different every day at the moment and I love this season where everything is hopefully coming up after the winter rest. It’s mostly been a bit too cold for me to much gardening lately but today I managed a stint. I planted a new delphinium King Arthur which is bright purple I think and a bright pink geranium but not together. I also sowed some seeds in the greenhouse and am attempting to grow roses from cuttings I’d cut flowers that I gave mum for Mother’s Day. Might not work but I’m having a go anyway. I’ve noticed that we’ve had little rain (no complaints – we’ve had a very wet winter) here for a few days so I’ve had to start watering the new plants and containers. So here’s my pictures of what’s currently flowering in the back garden.