Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – May 2014
The garden has a nice range of colours in it at the moment, however I’m a little concerned that so far I have next to no yellow, and with there being very few Ragwort growing there will be no yellow later in the summer… I allowed them all to go to seed last year – so the caterpillars still had food –I had expected to have plenty again but so far there’s only a couple in the back garden and a few more in the front.
Below we have mostly pinks, purples and blues… I’m cheating slightly with the Acer ‘Garnet’ but as it’s such a lovely colour it’s practically a bloom anyway.
Also, note the grass-looking blades on the ground to the right of the patch of Bluebells… They’re Bluebell seedlings. Taking over my pebble/flint/bark chipping area. They’re clearly very happy there.
Is anyone able to ID the unknown plant on the top right of the below collage? It’s popped up and doesn’t look like anything else in my garden – or surrounding gardens – as far as I can see.
The Allium show is just beginning… and no doubt when I come back off holiday they’ll all be open. I really like the ‘black’ tulip with the Pheasant’s Tail grass… Something I will try in future and plant more of the blacks around grasses. I suspect they will probably also look nice next to Stipa Tennuissima.
I wish I’d bought the deeper blue/purple Camassias… I just don’t like this colour and, it’s somewhat out of place with the rest of the garden, although they are in the same border as the forget-me—nots, they are much lower, so it all feels… wrong.
It’s now time for the Geums, my lovlies. I’m sure you’ll be sick of seeing these combinations in a few weeks’ time but for now I’m going to thoroughly enjoy staring out my kitchen door at them.