Friday 25 May 2012

how does your garden grow?

 I'm not ashamed to say that it's all looking rather beautiful in the garden.
All that terrible weather is soon forgotten..
This is a new allium in my garden,
it's called christophii.
It's shorter than the regular alliums and has a lovely silvery notion to it.
I've wanted to grow this for years,
so now I cannot wait until they are fully open.
 As promised the honesty has produced the seed discs that we so love.
 and once again the lupins are doing their thing, 
I'm sure it was just a few months ago that they were blooming
 With April and most of this month being so cold and wet
everything is racing to bloom.
 May is still very much the month for aquilegias.
I do love the variations you get when they cross pollinate,
I bought a packet of Nora Barlow seeds a few years ago,
I never actually grew a true NB but her genes are mixing like crazy in my garden.
 A good drought resistant plant should have grey foliage,
just like this nepeta or catmint.
 We've recently repotted our liquid amber tree into an old oak barrel
I'm scared that if I plant it in the garden it would tower everything else!
 This is my favourite spot right now,
especially in the morning or evening sun.
 I shall leave you today with my favourite bloom of the month,
an aquilegia so beautifully dark it's almost wicked!
A quick glimpse of where I've been all week....Devon sent!
more to follow....


  1. Ahhhhh....your garden :) So peaceful. And Devon....looks like just the place I need to be. I think that van is big enough for 3!

  2. Love the red Kombi! Your garden looks beautiful too!

  3. My garden grows despite my lazy inaction! Love those naughty aquilegias - they cross all the time but I love them for popping up in the most unexpected places and love all the names they have accumulated - columbine, granny's bonnets...

  4. Sigh, what a lovely place. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. beautiful garden photos, but I love your van. Wish I had one!

  6. Your garden is looking as beautiful as ever.
    Lucky you two being in Devon with all these fab weather.
    Lisa x

  7. Wow! Those aquilegias are beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen those. Love the garden update :-)

  8. Your garden is looking gorgeous - I have one or two almost black plants and they look great at the side of lime green Euphorbia's - a tip stolen from Agatha Christies house last year! Its no coincidence that Devon rhymes with Heaven xxxxxx

  9. Beautiful garden ...and a week in Devon ...I'm jealous!

    Fleur xx


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