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We have lots of cowslips growing at the moment… and this guy, whoever he is, seems to be enjoying them!

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Trying to take photographs in today’s deluge was not fun! ┬áHowever, these shone through ­čÖé

Cowslip

Cowslip

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It is the last day of April…. we’ve had 4 or 5 beautiful sunny days that made us all think summer wasn’t far off….

And right now there is torrential rain falling… I mean monsoon like…┬áthere’s probably going to be a huge surge of growth after all this rain.

I don’t know what put it into my head but yesterday while the sun shone I┬áthought I’d do a little tour of what’s in bloom in the garden right now.

I should explain that I’m not really a ‘flower’ gardener. ┬áI much prefer plants of the edible variety and spend way more time dealing with the vegetables and fruits rather than the flowers. ┬áMost of the flowering plants have been gifts from friends or neighbours with only a handful being bought! ┬áHence there are quite a few I don’t even know the names of, and quite a few planted in completely the wrong place! ┬áIf you can identify them… I’d love to know.

Our ‘flowers’ are kind of divided between three areas….. there’s one bed that stuff was just plonked into and badly needs to be culled… way too much ‘grass’ type plants in it.

Yellow Flower

Blue Flower

Purple Aquilegia

Purple Aquilegia

Pink Aquilegia

Pink Aquilegia

On the other side of our stoop we have a rockery, but again there are plants in there that are really not suited to a rockery.

Borage

Borage

Borage is everywhere here. ┬áI bought a plant once, thought I’d killed it, so bought another, and now during the summer I have a borage forest…. but hey, the bees are going to love it ­čÖé

Beautifully scented broom

Beautifully scented broom

We have two broom plants. ┬áOne doesn’t come into flower until later in the year, but the sweet scent from this is amazing.

Orange Flower

This stayed flowering all through the winter…. and has just come back in full force this past week.

Daisy

Cowslip

Cowslip

Primroses

Primroses

And then down under the trees there’s kind of a wild garden section.

Bluebells

Bluebells

Wild Garlic in flower

Wild Garlic in flower

I’d love to do a meadow garden…. but that’s still only a dream.

How does your garden grow?

 

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