After yesterdays update on weed and pest control in the garden I thought today a wee show of what is in flower in the garden this week was in order. I have some really big borders in the garden and I am trying to fill them up with perennials that will out compete the weeds. I also want to keep the garden as bee friendly as possible so I leave some of the nicer looking weeds in if they behave.
I took a friend around the garden the other day and all I could see was weeds in the biggest flower border. Over the weekend I have done some weeding in the other borders but yesterday I thought I would tackle the big border. I felt psyched up and ready for it. To my surprise when I got there I had to play spot the weed. So I am happy to report that my plan is working, Yippee!!! The flowers are winning.
I thought that the Rhododendrons never flowered in this garden…… I have never seen them flower before. They must have been flowering during the seasonal monsoon every other year and I have missed them.
I am really beginning to regret saying that all the Irises in the garden were the same colour. I must have thought this was a really late daffodil every other year ….. maybe it was raining and I did not look out the window properly. I have been informed that the Yellow Flag Iris is a native of Scotland and the marshy conditions by the pond as just right for it. I am running out of excuses now with regard to my Iris spotting ability …. but their are still some more Irises to flower yet, so as to how many colours there are out there that still remains to be seen.
Have a guess what this is…..
The flowers were really big, I have never seen such big flowers on a bramble bush. Does this mean we will get bigger brambles. Time will tell.
This red and pink Broom greets the bees at the garden gate.
Finishing off with multicolored display from the Lupins which grow like weeds in this garden. Significant Other does think that they are weeds. I managed to get a view of more than one colour from the top corner of The Orchard. I might do another blog on just Lupins as everyone one always admires the variety of different colours. The smell in June from these is really heady.