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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… there’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 thought 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.  I much prefer plants of the edible variety and spend way more time dealing with the vegetables and fruits rather than the flowers.  Most of the flowering plants have been gifts from friends or neighbours with only a handful being bought!  Hence there are quite a few I don’t even know the names of, and quite a few planted in completely the wrong place!  If 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.  I 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 🙂

Beautifully scented broom

Beautifully scented broom

We have two broom plants.  One 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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Spring has really sprung in Redwood!  There’s a lot of activity in the garden 🙂

Around the garden - 27th March 2014

Around the garden – 27th March 2014

Besides the flowers…. we have wild garlic, chives and kale coming along nicely!

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While we were having all the telecommunications difficulty last week, it was an ideal opportunity to go foraging!

There is a certain thrill about getting food for nothing, isn’t there?

It was also a chance to get rid of some nettles in the garden!  Thank you to David Semple of The Garden Kitchen who told me that having nettles in the garden was a sign I have good ground!  I must have excellent ground!  There are nettles everywhere – I have become quite intimate with the roots of nettles!

Nettles

Nettle Soup anyone?

I’d never made it before so now was the time!  I will post the recipe over the next few days.

Then there was the search for some local wild garlic!  And look what we found…

Wild Garlic

So there was also time to make some Wild Garlic Pesto!

It made the whole lack of telecommunications worth while!

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