Last Sunday we had a good downpour (good for the garden, that is). Unfortunately, our neighbour was having a birthday party and I had hung my washing out! Never mind, neither was spoiled.
There is so much going on in the garden and a lot to plant out so time for Six-on-Saturday.
The geum here wasn’t doing as well as the others before, but is looking good this year. In theory, these colours clash but not in the garden, in my opinion. The Tamarisk takes weeks to get to full flower then within a couple of days, the blossom starts going brown and it will be at least a month before the green leaves are fully out.
The delphiniums are all planted out now. I know I am rather behind but I delayed planting and sowing seeds because we were away in March and they would need too much looking after. (I think the eggshells are keeping the slugs away. The delphinium I forgot to put eggshells around was demolished. It was in another part of the garden so maybe the slug had had enough to eat and didn’t bother looking for the others, or maybe they worked.)
These poppies self seed around the garden, usually in the wrong place! Quite pretty though.
I don’t remember putting in this foxglove! It is squashed behind another poppy but is coming on nicely.
I was concerned that a few garlics looked as though they were going to bolt. I decided to pull a few up and I am really quite happy with them – only another 27 still growing! This is the first time I have grown garlic, I think.
If you read my post a couple of weeks ago, you may remember this clematis was due a good talking to because it was avoiding the trellis……..it would appear that it worked!
That’s it for another week. Hope you workers enjoy your good, long weekend.