This is a corner of my little patio garden. As you can see – there are still gaps to fill as I only started planting it up last year and wanted to see how much room the plants would need. I’ve tended to go for ‘clump forming’ plants because I don’t want the hassle of invasive ones. I know from past experience what a nuisance they can be – even if the flowers are beautiful [you can have too much of a good thing!]
The poppies, I think, will easily divide, so I’ll be able to give some to friends. For the most part the chosen plants have all behaved themselves, but I bought an achillea that has spread far too rapidly – the flowers are a deep pink and appear to be more invasive that the lovely pale yellow variety I had in my old garden. So – I will get them dug out and passed on to my daughter who likes the feathery leaves.
I’m not able to do the digging and planting [because of arthritis/hiatus hernia etc] so I have to rely on a gardener to do it for me. Unfortunately he is very busy and tends to fit me in when he can …. I also rely on my son to take me out to Garden centres etc. when I need more plants.
At the moment it seems to be all reds and pinks showing , so I’m on the lookout for some pale yellows/blues. Irises [which I love] would probably fit the bill but the one I bought last year must have made a nice meal for the slugs as it hasn’t re-appeared. Either that or it didn’t like the sun [no shade here whatsoever] or the soil isn’t right. P’raps someone could enlighten me?
My all-time favourite rose is now blooming – it is called Cream Abundance, so I just had to take pics of it again….
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Would you believe it ? This poppy [Papaver Patty’s Plum] that was dying off almost in opening bud stage, has suddenly spread its petals wide open – the evidence of decay can be seen around the edges. But still, it is looking beautiful and the decay has a cetain ‘je ne sais quoi’ don’t you think?
I have two other poppies coming out now, one a bright red/orange [Papaver Allegro] and this one – a very pale pink [Papaver Carneum] Again – it is not fully open so I shall be watching its progress closely ….
Another of my favourite flowers is the Iris. I planted a gorgeous one last year called ‘Nel Jape’ but there’s no sign of it now – maybe the slugs got it … which is unfortunate because the label says ‘hardy and perennial, lasting for many years’ !! [I always hang on to the labels]