Garden Update

It’s been a while since I updated you with what’s happening in the garden…… so here goes!

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This is Red campion which I seeded about 2 years ago, I thought last year it was growing fast but now it looks amazing down the side of our house. 🙂

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Here is Scabious “red mist”, it seems to have blossomed all through winter and is thriving in where our apple tree is, the bees love this.

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The Hydrangea has just started to bloom as you can see. This is a fairly new one to our garden (we have another two) and the amount of bloom on it looks brilliant for all the pollinators – can’t wait for more of this to show, should be good. 😀

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Here are 2 flowering beauties. The Allium was put in last year which is the flowering ball on the right and the flowers just about to bloom is Iris “germanica”. I just can’t wait to see the contrast between the deep violet of the Iris and the pink of the Allium. 🙂

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This flower is called London Pride – “Saxifraga x urbium”. The plant really attracts honey bees on mass; I love to listen to the soundtrack of the buzz that comes from this as all the bees are on the flowers. 🙂

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At the top is one of the rows of raspberries and below it is a bumblebee on one of the flowers. This year should be a good year for raspberries as they seemed to have grown at a quicker rate than normal – I’m actually licking my lips just thinking about all the fruit with ice-cream. 😀

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Tomatoes have just been planted in the ground from the greenhouse, they are a little late in the garden this year but should be ok and produce lots of fruit (hopefully).

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We also have tomato plants in our greenhouse which are small cherry tomatoes. If you’re wondering what tubs they are in are, they’re 10-litre plastic paint containers that have been re-purposed for gardening. The paint containers are brilliant for this and provide plenty of room for the tomato plants to grow in.

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Finally here’s how the wildlife meadow looks at the moment. Last year I seeded some Yellow-rattle which helps more flowers bloom and cuts down on the actual wild grasses. I intend to sow some more wildflower seed at the end of flowering season but I want to see which flowers bloom and which have not. It’s a little bit of trial and error but I like the challenge with wildflower meadow and what it produces for all the wildlife. 😀

What’s happening in your garden and have you any new plans forming already?

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