wendyswonderlandgarden

My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

Category: cottage gardening

Wordless Wednesday – autumn colour

Tulips

These are the tulips I have planted this year in pots/troughs with wallflowers that I grew from seed and pansies not grown from seed.

I like to try different tulips each year and like them in pots because in the ground apart from the fact they are likely to rot with clay soil and a lot of rain it means I don’t end up digging up them up when I’ve forgotten where they are.

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Here is a finished trough

Wildflower seed experiment update

For anyone following me for a while you will know that I sowed some wildflower seeds in a trough at the beginning of the season (blog can be found here: https://wendyswonderlandgarden.wordpress.com/2020/04/26/wildflower-seed-experiment/ ) and I wanted to give you an update. I haven’t seen any bees on them but they are growing well and are pretty. Here are the pictures

Wordless Wednesday- Daucas

Wordless Wednesday- part of the front garden

Wordless Wednesday- hydrangea

Wordless Wednesday- red lily

June 2020 in my garden

Lots of plants flowering at the moment, in fact properly something different starts each day. The soil seems dry again even after so much rain but at least the water butts are full! I went out weeding yesterday and was excited to find some more spaces in the garden which means o can buy more plants. Still only online for me! Anyway here’s some pictures of what’s currently flowering

Sweetpeas grown from seed I’ve collected over several years so therefore I have no idea what variety but they smell lovely
Mock orange, it has a scent but not one I like. However, I love the white flowers
Geranium grown from a cutting in case the original died which fortunately it didn’t. I gave the original a harsh pruning in the winter and then kept it in the greenhouse overwinter but it looks great for the treatment it’s endured!

Wordless Wednesday – lupin

Wildflower seed experiment

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.