I’ve always found the different stages of plant life fascinating, especially when they coexist all within one plant at the same time.
I’ve been waiting eagerly for our Honey Suckle to flower, we planted this years ago when it was just a tiny sprig and really rather unimpressive, but gradually over the years its grown and we get a yearly bunch of blooms.
The Honey Suckle isn’t the only plant to be showcasing her many different faces all at once.
No idea what this one is, but I just love them, they’re like little sun bursts!
Whilst I’ve been admiring the lovely flowers I’ve also been mindful of the bugs and such that call our garden their home, helping them make little habitats where I can.
Pieces of driftwood wodged in the trellis…
I’ve placed driftwood, off cuts and woodland pickings beneath tall grasses…
And kept the bird feeders stocked, until they come and eat it all.
I’m doing rock all for the snails but the sneaky sods are everywhere, doesn’t help that the boys have adopted one and called it Gary.
Thankfully the crunchy shelled sods haven’t gotten to my Poppy flowers.
I really didn’t know if these would grow, I had gathered the seeds from pods I collected last year, I have been most wonderfully surprised by their bloomage.
There is just something about their delicate determination that I find endlessly fascinating.
I was so ridiculously chuffed when my mum visited this weekend and asked if she could take a flower pot full of Poppies I had grown.
I wanted to bring some nature in doors, so when I spotted these Sweet Williams at the flower stall on the High Street for £1.40 I snapped some up!
The garden in general is ticking along, this time of year it seems to know what it’s doing, which is nice, as I really don’t have much of a clue!