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.
It’s hot and windy here in my Country Garden in Lancashire so I’m taking photos in the dappled shade of the veranda of my garden studio.
I grow Calendula officinalis every year from seed. It’s a hardy annual with big curved seeds. They are very easy to grow… so if you have small children who would like to grow their own flowers then these are just perfect. This year I have grown several different types of Calendula.
Woo Hoo! Summer’s here!
Here’s my first full buckets of summer blooms from my garden this year.
Most of my flowers are a good 3 weeks later than usual but they are certainly making up for lost time now.
I picked a very tasteful bunch of flowers today. Just marigolds, roses and honeysuckle. I’m drawn to bright colours and I don’t often do tasteful so I just couldn’t resist adding a couple of orange poppies and a few springs of orangey-red honeysuckle.
The Sweet William plants growing in my greenhouse for next spring have already produced some flowers . They were ready for planting outside in early autumn but I decided to leave them inside when I saw buds developing. I’ve had a few flowers for the house already and today I cut some more.