Monday, June 25, 2012
We were very lucky yesterday, the weather did not turn out as predicted and we were treated to a hot sunny summer’s day!
Lots of flowers blooming away .. thanks to the previous day or two of rain.
I’ve been noticing, over the years, how randomly placed plants seem to just somehow group themselves together into a most cosy group of flowers.
Yesterday I was noticing the lively colours of the pansies were intermingled with the low growing thymes and the delicately scented lavender flowers.
And the sunflowers, dwarfed in their containers, growing quite happily with the lupins. How sweet this will look, with the purple lupins growing alongside the bright cheerful yellow of the sunflowers.
The transplanted foxglove, which last year grew to well over 6 feet .. when it was in a richer area of soil and .. transplanted to the edge of a grassy area, in more clay soil .. grew to a diminutive height of less than two feet.
But next year, who knows? It will acclimatized itself to the tougher growing area and will most likely resume its former grandeur.
I’d cut down the robust Lavatera plants, since they’d been rapidly going into seed .. and there are enough of these tough little plants anyway. There’s no fear of not having lots of these plants. In another week or so they will be tall and flowering again.
The rosemary plants are nearly 3 feet high now .. a far cry from the barely 3″ eight when I planted them, 3 years ago.
Some of the sweet peas have gone to seed … I’ll just plant the seeds and there will be another crop.
I love the tenacity of these tough plants, mostly drought resistant but they do love the water and flourish with an abundance of that.
Yesterday was a day to relax, wander around the flowers. Spend some time up in the air, flying through the skies. And time to read through my Compost Tea & textbooks from my gardening course. The intricate subjects of soil and plants still unfolding .. so much to learn. And loving the journey.
Another great day .. and on with this one.