I think I need to get my craft on and make some things for the garden for a change and then maybe I'll be able to face day to day weeding once again. With that in mind I'm going to have a go at making some of the cute dragonflies that are all over the web, more whimsy for the garden I know but look they're so darned cute
Everything is growing well both in the veg plot and the garden, I'm thinking the recent rain has worked it's magic and blooms seem to be appearing almost on a daily basis.
The blue flowers of this Cranesbill 'Johnsons Blue' almost match the blue pot perfectly. I once read that most 'Johnsons Blue' are not actually the true form because the true form should have a yellow eye. I don't know how true that statement is/was but this one is perfect to me all the same.
Asiatic Lily 'Vesuvius', I am so plesed with the colour of these, the orangey reds and honest yellows are so vibrant and look fabulous together.
Aquiligia has self seeded all over the garden to the point of it being a weed but I can never bring myself to pull them up and this is why - gorgeous aren't they.
I'm hoping someone can identify this next plant for me. It's growing in my daughters garden and I love it but need to know how to propagate it, it looks kind of cornflowery or Monarda type but I'm stumped so would love to know.
Before I get creating I need to force myself out for one more round of weeding. The old veg area is looking reeeeeally bad so I'm going to give it one more blast and then I'm covering it with poythene.
The bed on the left will be completely covered with polythene (I don't think the French beans are going to do much but I'll leave them there just in case) The bed on the right will be a different story - I will lose 1/4 of it at this near end because we are extending my workshop, the rest of it will become a nursery for some of my plants in pots that need planting out but have nowhere to go until the second half of the garden is underway (which won't be until we have the dog runs completed, which in turn won't be until we either fix our digger or hire one).
I've decided that I will concentrate on the upkeep of the actual garden areas only i.e the actual garden, the polytunnel area and the greenhouse area. I'm not going to kill myself worrying about the state of the journey to those places - it's simply too much for me to cope with. Besides like so many of you have told me the bees and wildlife love an overgrown area and with that thought in mind I can live with this