A few small plants, placed in the flower garden two years ago and they've spread really nicely. The leaves are a burgundy colour and make a good ground cover, minimising weeds (I'm all for that). The flowers are purple spiked delicatessen for bees and other buzzers.
And, I've forgotten the name.
The flag iris, one of our many native wildflowers. We have them in abundance.
Rhododendron Ponticum. An invasive species that needs desperate taming (or killing), but undeniably beautiful when in bloom
Foxglove or digitalis purpurea. Another of our natives. These pictures I took during the weekend, now these buds have sprung.
I love them so much that I'll 'rescue' them from outside my herbaceous border and give them pride of place.
My yellow rose with heavenly scent.
Picture taken last week when the leucanthemum was starting to flower in earnest.
At this very moment it is like a sea of white. My mum always had them in the garden and these have been handed down to me by her. Just a few plants and they have a prolific spreadability. Which is, again, fine by me. They are easily pulled up if they start to take over, just like the monbretia (in the foreground)
Sweet William about to pop.
And the lavender.
I've been weeding and weeding, wheelbarrows full. The worst offenders are the creeping buttercup and the rushes.
These above have now found a place in my window boxes for hopefully a good display this summer.
Most of the trees we've planted last year in March have survived, only to be smothered by grass. Soon, I hope to free the trees.
The stream, now calm and all picturesque, until the heavens open.
Have a nice weekend with lots of sunshine.