I got this from a mixed seed packet but i think its Papaver Nudicaule, which is the Iceland poppy.
The Wildflower garden is starting to fill out beautifully, so far with an array of poppies, charlock, and scabious. Hopefully it will attract some pollinating and pretty wildlife soon.
Dahlias filling out the window box, with a space in the middle to sow successions of seeds such as salad leaves.
First Sweet pea. The first time i have tried growing them trailing and seems to be working nicely so far!
The first broadbean pod has emerged. And the plant, which is being grown in a bucket is still growing tall. And it doesn’t even appear to need any support!
The poppies have started to bloom all around the garden so spirits are high! Wild flowers really do like to grow up through the rubble. The former industrial dumping ground (our back garden) with its low fertility is responsible for the flourishing of these flowers (very few weeds to compete with), which means you really can turn an area of trash into treasure 🙂
Raised bed in the garden is looking stunning. The blue of the lavender and coral pink of the Campion is so pretty intertwined with the fennel foliage
Went to Bristol’s festival of Nature at the weekend and…….
Met Alys fowler 🙂
and planted some seeds.. (meant for the kiddies but couldn’t help myself)
A glut of rocket has arrived (bad timing by myself!) lots of tasty spicey leaves though especially the delicious edible flowers.. and they look pretty floating on the water 🙂
Fresh from the oven! delicious with mixed seeds