Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Aug 18, 2020.
Yup. Definitely Alkanet.
You might say so, I couldn't possibly comment...
I once had a go at counting mine in my field. I got to 22 different grasses. Some have such lovely seed heads and colour.
And then you fell gently asleep?.........
No. That was after she smoked it...
This suddenly appeared in one of our flower beds...
Oxalis tetraphylla by SteveH, on Flickr
According to Wikipedia, aka Iron Cross or Lucky Clover.
The Creeping Thistles are setting seed...
Creeping Thistle Seedheads by SteveH, on Flickr
And with that many seeds, it's no wonder they are invasive!
Spirea. Seemed to be an invader in the front hedge. Gets chopped frequently but this year I let it go! Now arching over pedestrians.
Are those your first roses this year Kate? If so I'm surprised they are so much later than this area, mid May is about the average although I did have one that bloomed in late April before I moved here; they also continue blooming much later, I used to have a few in a vase on the Christmas dinner table. Most extreme however have been 3 years in which one variety has actually had 2 or 3 blooms in February!
This year was different. We had unexpected frosts (almost unheard of) which almost killed the hydrangeas and frosted all the early leaves and buds on anything showing. Then we had a long dry spell (still going) and attacks by green and white fly. Hopefully next year will be better.
White Dead Nettle by SteveH, on Flickr
Quite pretty, but a pig to get at!
Low on photographic merit, but this is the edge of my new bed in the back garden, edged with sarsen cobbles and a couple of Dutch gin bottles (if anyone has any empties cluttering the place up...). I'm trying to get stuff into it, of varying degrees of wildness eg there's a couple of miniature speedwells in it
And my gorgeous Vuurvogel dahlia, grabbed from a tat stand at Schiphol as I hadn't been able to find an amaryllis in Nijmegen. This year's first bloom!
And broad beans.
Wow! Fab picture.
Agreed - love the tones and the moodiness! Not your average poppy pic (nor your average broad bean pic!)!
ETA- if I took that it'd go on the wall. It's that good.
Wow - thank you both!
They are growing in the bean patch.
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