Thursday, 29 May 2014

Lots in Flower at the Moment.

Lots and lots in flower in my garden at the moment, I often wonder why I bother with the 'jungle' as it is such alot of hard work, whereas the rest of the garden just needs weeding, feeding, dead heading,pruning and maybe adding a few new plants here and there.
We have had good growing weather recently, very warm and sunny the last few weeks and this week we have had alot of rain, but temps have stayed up so plants are growing quickly.

Honeywort or Cerinthe major 'Purpuracens' the bees adore this plant and when in full bloom the flowers are a beautiful iridescent purple. It usually self seeds everywhere but hasn't done for me this year so I had to grow my own.

Sanguini Brugmansia, I decided to plant a couple of these in this year as 'Wile Giles from Exotic Garden' does this. Since hubby planted it, it has gone mental, you can see all the flowers and buds coming, I just hope the slugs and snails don't decimate the leaves.

Aren't the Sanguini flowers beautiful.

The climbing Hydrangea at the bottom of the garden, is covered in flowers. I have a sort of love hate relationship with this plant. At the moment it love as it so pretty, but when the flowers die back it is not the nicest looking plant. I may lose it, if ever the neighbours decide to replace the fence, as it is self clinging/

Purple leaved Elder, Sambucus Nigra, this is so pretty when its in flower, another favourite.

Here's one from the lilac family, (I lost the label)not a true lilac but a very pretty one.

Gorgeous honeysuckle.

One of my Geums, flowers from quite early in the season.

I'm so hopeless with plant names, this is another bee loving plant which I have lost the label of. I have alot of bee loving plants, I have always fancied having a go with bee keeping, I really should look into it more.

The beautiful foxglove. People say you can't move these but I do reguarly, especially when young as they grow in some peculiar places and I like them where I and the bees can see them.

Globe Allium and dragonfly.

Nectaroscordum siculum, I am so going to get more of these.

My other Brugmansia we planted out just beginning to flower.

 An Echium Russicum, from the local Botanic Nursery at Melksham. They have some fabulous plants there.

Finally my flowering Trachycarpus.


  1. Cheerful to see those blooms Libby, and the Brugmansias has just begun!

  2. It all looks wonderful. I used to have a big garden, but now only have a tiny strip in front of the house, and I have filled it with fern, hostas, shrubs, fancy stripey grass etc all different shades of green, with a few purple pansies in there to create a bit of colour!


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