Hi, apologies for being AWOL for a while. Lockdown has not left me feeling inspired to write or share any tips from the garden. I have this week purchased a new camera and am hoping, this will lure me back to my garden blog. Buds out now in my garden is the subject of my Six on Saturday. Hope you like them.
This is the 3rd year I have managed to nurse my agapanthus through the Derbyshire winter. They live in the summer house wrapped up in fleece. I don’t know what variety they are as they were a present from a client after her trip to the maldives. I have a blue and a white plant but the white is much further advanced even though they are in the same pot.
This is a fabulously bold splash of late summer colour. A great contrast to the oranges and yellows around in late summer.
I don’t think you can beat a classic red Pelagonium in a pot in the summer. Every garden has room for one somewhere. This has also made it through a couple of winters wrapped up in the summer house. Once it finally gives up flowering in the kitchen. Which is annoyingly just before Christmas usually.
Not that I will ever get used to it’s new name, it will always be a Sedum to me!
One of my favourite plants since I started my love affair with gardening over 20 years ago. I love the bus, the flowers and the seed heads and it flowers for ages. Can’t wait for these to open.
A classic to finish on. Sweet peas. I am ashamed to say I have no idea on the actual variety I am growing. The day before lockdown, when we had inklings that things were about to close. I dived into the garden centre and grabbed a few packets of seeds. These have been the best sweet peas I have grown, for quite a few years. They have good long stems and the scent is a knockout. I shall definitely save some seed so I can grow them again.
Lots of colour and interest still to come in the garden. I can’t wait to play more with my new toy.