30 July 2011 20:12:47
that this Mallow was just a seed earlier this year. I think this is why I love growing things from seed; it just seems so miraculous.
28 July 2011 20:49:47
At last -- Monarda flowers
It must be two if not three years since I first tried Monarda seeds, but at last I have some flowers!
26 July 2011 20:42:35
Erysimum alpinum, I think!
Having trawled through a couple of books I've decided that that's what my small yellow flower is. Alpine Wallflower, so those of you who suggested Wallflower were right! Thanks all.
25 July 2011 19:39:35
This is a bit closer up I think.
25 July 2011 19:38:08
Anyone know what this is please?
This is quite small, flower is only 3 or 4 mm across. I think I bought it as a "rescue" and then forgot all about it!
22 July 2011 20:03:06
In spite of the Lily Beetle!
All of the picking them off and drowning them was worth while when I see the flowers; but there are still more waiting to be drowned!
12 July 2011 20:08:08
Today when I went for a look around to see how things were in the garden I spotted the first buds on a few things, Monarda, Petunia etc. and a couple of things actually in flower, including the first Japanese Anemone and the first bloom on Whiskey Mac. Must be the few warmer days we've had.
11 July 2011 19:12:05
New bed overgrown already!
The new bed I got by removing the grass in the front in March is over grown already. I put mostly things I grew from seed in it, including Lobelia, Verbascum, Monarda, Achillea, Geranium, Malva and probably others and also some cuttings of Carnation and some "rescues" from Woodies, a Hebe and an Abelia, and then there are a few self-seeded Poppies and a Viola. No wonder it's full! But when I put them in first they looked really tiny! Have put a few pics in an album; I've nearly forgotten how to do things like that!