I’t’s been a scorcher of a day here in Lancashire. It’s cooling off now and we can here thunder rumbling in the distance but there’s no sign of any rain so far. I’ve just picked a bunch of flowers. There’s nothing quite like cutting flowers from your own garden and this evening I’ve chosen plants that I’ve grown from seed.
I chose Foxgloves because I was hypnotised by them in the shade this morning I think! In the picture above you can see them growing in front of my garden studio with Hesperis. I added a few Hesperis/Sweet Rocket and some lovely long spurred Aquilegia/Columbine then finished off with a few Ox-Eye Dasies… only a few because using too many makes the bunch a bit stinky! The limey-yellow foliage is Euphorbia oblongata and I cut a few Alliums too.
These Foxgloves and Hesperis are biennials. Sow them this summer then they will flower from May onwards next year.
What I love about these plants is that they are all so easy to grow. From a small packet of seeds I always get masses of flowers so there are plenty in the garden and for cutting too. Luckily I managed to cut them, pop them in a vase and take a few pictures just before the sun disappeared behind the trees. I love these long days!
I think I’ve just about made it for In a Vase on Monday at Rambling in the Garden.
Has the rain stopped and the sun come out in your garden this week?
Happy Gardening! Gillian 😉