In true British bank holiday style I spent yesterday tidying our patio. It had become rather disgusting over the winter and was not helped by the fact that I was brewing some foul smelling comfrey tea there. Now the comfrey tea has been fed to the raised beds and I have swept and weeded although I have left the unidentified tiny leaves plant that grows between the paving cracks as I think it softens it.
The weeks are passing by in a bit of a blur at the moment so it is wonderful to be able to join in with The Propagator’s Six on Saturday meme to document the changes in our garden.
1. Patio post clean up
We ate dinner outside last night and I am currently contemplating breakfast in the sun. Can anyone help identifying the plant that grow between the cracks? Here is a close up.
The alliums are coming out in force in the warm May sunshine. I planted a variety although I can’t remember their names now.
3. Iris ‘Jane Phillips’
Jane Phillips is a very popular iris with good reason as her folds are the dreamiest of blues.
4. Rosa’Gertrude Jekyll’
Another popular variety that I wouldn’t be without in my garden is the Gertrude Jekyll rose with a wonderful pink colour and scent. I posted this picture on Instagram yesterday and only realised afterwards that it had been photobombed by a white spider.
5. Bleeding hearts
I had given up hope on my Dicentra this year as the bed it is in has got overgrown but it has appeared from amidst the jungle. One of the jobs on the list to be tackled this weekend.
I picked this up last year from a table outside a house round the corner where it was on sale for about 30p to raise money for our local field. It has more than doubled in size and seems very happy in this sunny spot. I’m not sure of the variety but I’m guessing Herbstfreude.