Tuesday, 11 August 2015
A Few Garden Flowers
Just a short post with a few flower pictures from around the garden. I did have some moth photos but for the life of me I can't remember which folder I put them in :( Since putting photos on external hard drive rather than on the computer I seem to be totally disorganised at putting photos in the right place :(
Orange lilies and a blue flower (I bought the plant from Hidcote but can't remember the name! Having far too many CRAFT moments at present :(
Chocolate Scabious - I fell in love with this flower last year at Packwood and my friend gave me one of her plants. Its done really well this year.
We've had this plant for years (haven't a clue what it is!!!) but its developed a new lease of life since B cleared one of the raised beds where it grows. The flowers are very pretty.
Cosmos and Coreopsis growing round the sundial. Coreopsis only lasts a few years in our garden so I am constantly replacing the plants as its one of my favourites.
I've had this Passion Flower for quite a few years but its never flowered.
The wildflower meadow has been disappointing this year as the dreaded couch grass is out competing many of the flowers. Even the half of the meadow that B completely dug over and re-seeded a few years ago is covered with the stuff. As a last resort we have bought a huge packet of Yellow Rattle seeds. This plant is semi-parasitic and out competes grass by feeding on its roots. Whether it will work on couch grass is another matter but I live in hope.
St John's Wort - very attractive to bees and hoverflies
Knapweed - loved especially by Red-tailed bumble bees
Campion has gone to seed - there is a spider lurking behind the group of 3 seedheads.