If you’re stopping by today for How Does Your Garden Grow?, welcome! Annie is on holiday this week so I’m hosting number 104. If you aren’t familiar with HDYGG, it’s a weekly linkup run by Annie of Fable & Folk where garden and nature lovers can share photos and have a good nose around each-others gardens. Here’s what’s been happening in our neck of the woods this week.
We picked up a few plants from a local plant sale on Saturday and ended up spending the rest of the day in the garden. Scott was building a tool shed for the allotment and I was planting things on and having a bit of a tidy up (aka sweeping up the millions of sunflower seed husks from underneath the bird feeder). This aquilegia was bought from the same plant sale last year. It had finished flowering when we bought it so had to wait until this year to find out what the flowers looked like.
Each flower has deep purple, silky outer petals with smaller white inner petals.
This Crazy Daisy came from the plant sale too. It’s nice to look at it but it doesn’t half stink. I really don’t like the smell of big daisies – they smell like musty cheese to me! Still, if I admire it from a distance I don’t have to smell it :)
The biggest bargain of all was this forget-me-not for £1! Love the colours.
Our clematis is packed full of flower buds. We trained it up the fence on wire and it really helps the back garden feel fuller and greener.
The Nemesia has been making the back garden smell fantastic. If you’re looking for scented plants add Nemesia Vanilla to your list. It smells like super sweet vanilla and the sunnier it is, the more fragrant the flowers become. Few plants smell this good.
Our farm shop was selling little pots of chocolate mint. It smells refreshing but less zingy than normal garden mint and has a rich rather than chocolatey smell to it. I’m going to be putting handfuls of this in Pimms this Summer.
Does anyone know what these purple flowers are? Perhaps lilacs? I trimmed them from a tree growing on a verge and put them on the coffee table. The smell was so strong that in the afternoon a bee flew through the patio door and dipped in and out of a few flowers. It was quite odd to have a bee going about its business inside the house.
What has been happening in your garden this week? Do you have any grand plans for the next few months? I’m looking forward to reading everyones posts later :)
Thanks for stopping by!