Thursday crept up on me a bit quick this week. Yesterday afternoon I did a quick dash around the garden with my camera in an attempt to catch the last of the nice light before the sun disappeared behind the buildings.
In August 2014 I collected sweet pea seeds from shop bought plants grown in the garden. A year later I sowed those seed, saved the pods from the flowers and they have been used to grow these! Flowers on the original plants were shades of lilac and white but these are all different colours. Most likely the original plants were grown from hybrid seeds. I quite like the surprise of which colour they will be though!
Hydrangea love!! This plant was originally blue but now grows in pink and purple aswell; the petals all have these amazing colour bleeds.
Bee friendly plant of the year is foxglove. Every time I go outside there are bees in the flowers. I got a good slo-mo video of a bee flying out of one. Not the clearest photo of a bee but I really like it because I was trying to photograph the inside of the flowers and it appeared right in front of my lens.
I’ve been picking feverfew and sweet peas for the house. The sweet peas are growing in pots this time; plants are smaller with fewer flowers (they prefer to be in the ground). Feverfew has been good a padding them out enough to fill a jar.
One of our wedding presents was this beautiful bird spike. Perfect for a garden with so many flying visitors. Thanks George and Linda! :)
Geraniums; another bee pleaser.
Before I went outside I didn’t think I’d get that many photos but photography is good at making you look closely and find things. Love our garden at this time of year, there’s so much going on.