This is going to be a long post, so kick back and relax as it’s actually two posts in one.
I mentioned in the end of month post that the Camassia were a disappointment. I don’t like how the dead blooms look really scraggy and detract from the newly opened blooms above. I also don’t think there are enough blooms; they’re not like an Allium with hundreds of little star-like blooms so don’t have the same impact.
However, the Bees and Ants seem to like them anyway!
Bleeding heart are doing well this year, although one is being strangled by Geraniums that I ought to cut back a little to allow the Dicentra some space.
Nothing beats the Alliums, and it’s even better if they’re planted en masse.
The Geraniums have arrived with Herb Robert and Macrorrhizum in full swing producing plenty of blooms that Bees love.
Now we’re moving onto my parent’s garden. Spring is the only time of year when their garden is interesting… What, with the swathes of F-M-Ns, cherry, apple and pear blossoms there is plenty to see. But in later summer and autumn not so much.
What a difference from this time last year… the apple is laden with blossom, the Bees are happy and hopefully they’ll have a good harvest this year. I also haven’t seen their Quince so happy before either.
F-M-Ns! How could I not show them??? Are you crazy? As if I wouldn’t!
Clematis Montana has spread over three trees over the years, it actually orgininates next door, grew up the wall, into a Lilac, then a Hawthorn and across into the apple. I think I’ll have to persuade them to chop it in the apple a little so that it doesn’t swamp the poor thing and end up with no blossom and no apples.
My Rhubarb bloomed a few years ago, then died… Apparently they don’t usually die after blooming so we’ll see… Although I’m not sure mum will appreciate the millions of seeds all over the garden once the blooms are fertilised.
Having never really experienced Apple blossom before, I can now see why people love it. The blooms are such a gorgeous shade of pink.