Borago officinalis, Cercis canadensis, Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea', euphorbia griffithii Dixter, forget me nots, geranium macorrhizum, May, Myosotis arvensis, Sambucus Nigra Black Lace, six on saturday, Trifolium repens atropurpureum
Is it me or is this year galloping by? My garden is surging ahead, almost without me. I am inundated with weed seedlings but the dry clay is making it almost impossible to remove them properly. Weeding is a frustrating and almost futile exercise. How we need some rain but at night only please!
My Six to share with you and The Propagator this Saturday are these:
Euphorbias are at their most splendid at this time of year. Fresh and bright, eye catching
I have had this Forest Pansy tree for at least eight years, initially it was in a pot, now its home is in a raised bed and this is the first time it has flowered. Very exciting to see. It is, honestly!
Once you have got borage in your garden you will always have it. These are self sown. Glorious colour and nectar for the bees. The flowers are a lovely addition to a gin and tonic, frozen in an ice cube. Talking of G&T….
This is Geranium macorrhizum
It forms large clumps of fresh foliage which when brushed against or crushed smells distinctly like gin and tonic.
Trifolium repens atropurpureum
A great ground covering plant. With purple toned clover like leaves it is attractive and interesting.
Some class these little beauties as weeds. Not me, I adore their particular shade of blue. So cheery. I think they look rather classy under the foliage of Sambucus nigra Black Lace.
In memory of Heather, my kind and generous friend, Mother in law and Nanny. 20/6/40 – 4/5/12 . Remembered every day. How I would have loved to share this garden with her.
I love the colour this homeowner has painted their front door and how it coordinates with the Magnolia. Happy coincidence or careful consideration ? Either way I think it looks great.
Flowers that have caught my eye this week are the periwinkle Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’ This is a great ground cover even on thin soil on a bank.
The earliest of Tulips Tulipa Turkestanica which open and close with the sunlight. Planted here in a stone trough with the purple spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’
All the spurges look bright at this time of year and I especially like the sight of rain on the foliage. This Euphorbia is only a year old and will reach up to 1.5m when it gets going. It is the majestic Euphorbia characias subsp wulfenii.
Who can resist Grape Hyacinth, Muscari armeniacum. The angle of this shot amuses me as the blooms appear to be gigantic and advancing.`
Finally another blue favourite is the delicate bloom from the Hepatica Nobilis var. Japonica. This is a piece taken from that lovely walled garden in Winslow. Thanks Liz.
This has been a busy week and I feel that digwithdorris has been neglected. Well reader I have already planned my in a vase on Monday so please do take a look again next week. Forecast is for a rather chilly edge to the sunshine so best wrap those seedlings, just in case. Have a good weekend ye all.