All together, mingling.
Thalictrum, pineapple broom, black leaf elder, Roses, sweet cicely.
I am feeling that spring is passing by far too quickly as lots of the early flowers are finished. Now the first of the Astrantia and Geum Totally Tangerine have appeared.
There are Persicaria affinis and bisorta. I love the little sprays of Trillium and the umbellifers Anthriscus Ravenswing and Sweet Cicely.
The latest addition is the pale yellow flower Trollius Cheddar a favourite of mine from Chelsea last year. Sorry but the colours in the pictures are not quite right as they are under electric light.
If you haven’t done so already please pop over to Cathy to see the vases today.
This time of year the garden is galloping along, yes galloping. I took a couple of days away last week to see the Flower Show and then a couple of days in Bath to visit family and walking around the garden today so much has happened. Alchemilla mollis has begun to open its frothy lime flowers, edging the driveway they will soften the hard lines and give me arms full of flowers to add to roses once they begin to open. (The roses are in bud and beginning to open but I am saving them for June.)
The other froth is from the Anthriscus Ravenswing and Sweet Cicely. Ravenswing has deeply divided leaves in a dark, or raven colour whilst its soft flowers are white tinged very slightly with a hint of raven; possibly this could make a good name for those rather wonderful colours made by Farrow and Ball. Sweet Cicely also offers a froth of flowers above deeply divided leaves but these are a purer white with green leaves.
Last time I looked, the Astrantias were forming mounds of green foliage, now they are full of pin cushion flowers which will bloom all Summer long. I have picked Roma and Shaggy for this posy.
I have some daisy looking chrysanthemums and strawberry flowers which are actually a perennial called ho hum, I cannot remember. Must be that Bank Holiday brain. Anyway it likes heavier soil, flowers from late Spring to early Summer before disappearing. It is fresh as a daisy and I do like its tiny flowers.
When I recall the name I shall update this post. In the meantime I need to wish you all a good day and encourage you to take a look at other vases hosted by Cathy. Do take a look.
Allium Purple Sensation, amandes ameres, Anthriscus sylvestris ravenswing, apothecary bottle, Aquilegia vulgaris, Astrantia 'Roma', Bistort officinalis, bitter almond, Geum "Mrs Bradshaw", in a vase on Monday, Meadow rue, Myrrhis odorata, Persicaria bistort, Sweet cicely, Thalictrum Elin
Oh my it is Monday and I very nearly missed joining Cathy at https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com
Cathy’s meme to collect flowers from the garden to display in the house is a delight. If you feel you might like to join in then be sure to post a link to her blog with your pictures.
The dark astrantia is ‘Roma’ with ‘Black barlow’ aquilegia. There is one Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ mixed amongst Geum ‘Mrs Bradshaw’ and Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’ Ravenswing is a must have in the garden for me as its foliage is dark browny black and deeply divided with umbels of frothy cow parsley like flowers. It is beginning to seed around and I am delighted.
The other umbelifiyer I am enjoying at the moment is Myrrhis odorata or Sweet Cicely. Also resembling Cow Parsley, Cicely has fern like leaves and white flowers scented rather like aniseed.
There are pink fingers of Bisorta officinalis, rather like a persicaria and often referred to as Persicaria bisorta, this is an early flowering persicaria type in marshmallow pink. There is also a sprig of Thalictrum Elin. This is the sprig of tiny dark purple bobbles in the first picture. The bobbles will and are about to open to a colour not unlike the Purple Sensation, and have leaves like an aquilegia.
One final note the jar was for bitter almonds which I understand are the non cyanide containing almonds used for flavouring foods. That’s good then.
Have a good week.
ps. I garden on heavy clay soil which is water logged in areas over Winter ( for those who are interested in such things, like me!)
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