Yay it’s sunny today! I think the garden was glad of all that rain but I didn’t enjoy it much. The plus side is that everything is looking lush which is a nice place to be in mid June.
The slugs and snails have been having a whale of a time. I planted out my tomatoes last week and all but one have been demolished. Luckily I grew far too many so I have replacements.
Each week The Propagator invites us to share six things from our garden and this year more than ever I have found it a great way to document the passing of time.
1. Campanula ‘Pink Octopus’
You can see how this unusual pink bellflower got its name with long tentacle like petals 🐙
2. Asiatic Lily
This was a garden centre purchase on a whim last year. It is bright and jolly but the slugs have been enjoying it too. I got to this flower before they did!
This is the first Echinops I have grown and I am excited to see what the flower looks like when it comes out. For now I am enjoying its thistly green head.
4. Salvia macrophylla ‘Pink Blush’
My mum bought me this salvia years ago. It looked rather dead after the wet winter but I cut it right back (it is growing in a pot) and it has come back with a vengeance.
This pink geranium grows everywhere in our garden but I’m quite fond of it – every garden needs a filler.
6. Nepeta and Salvia ‘Caradonna’
I like this combination of the paler blue Nepeta which has been here since we moved to the garden, and the purple spires of the salvia – a new purchase.
Which reminds me we have now had this garden for exactly four years. I have added quite a lot but there still remains much to be done. I am learning all the time and I think it will take another four years at least before I’ve achieved the garden of my dreams!