The weather is lovely at present here in Devon so today’s six were easy to do, nothing challenging like rain or wind, just lovely sunlight. We do need rain though so I am hoping it will happen soon then I can take time out of the garden and have a look at ‘The Propagators’ and Grand master of SOS blog to see what is happening over there.
I am not so sure this really is Royal Candle, it was sold to me as such but the online photos have it looking much darker. It is very much a ground cover plant the spires are about 12-14″ and much loved by bees. I have had it some years now and love the combination of dark flower heads with the light buds just about to open and then it pulls it’s shoulders back and stands straight whatever the weather.
Self sows itself everywhere and anywhere always a surprise in store and it keeps going all summer long such a delight even when some plants look bedraggled or frizzled this little chap is forever happy.
I have never tried the eating the root as I cannot bring myself to deprive the bees of this ‘only open mornings’ bee cafe.
Grows alongside the pond, I can’t say the soil is damp but it seems happy and looks somewhat similar to wild orchids.
Just love this Allium such a space saving plant to grow will fit inbetween other plants so easily and fairly sparkles in the sunlight.
Laura flowers all summer long but as you can see I have the dreaded black spot on most of my roses. I only buy supposed resistant ones but it seems there is no escaping it. quite a compact plant in my garden only reaches 5-6ft and spread about 70cm, my age is showing I can do imperial and metric measurements!!