Friday, 29 May 2015

Up close and personal pt 2

Columbine, currently the garden's signature plant. This is a wild form. idea what this little  (just over 1cm across) beauty is, but it's spreading profusely

Box of treasures - oriental poppy

Five-fold symmetry – another columbine

Double Aquilegia. Usually doubles are excluded because they confuse insects, but I'll make an exception for this one.

This is what bees like: blue, clear directions, big landing pad, plenty of grub

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Up close and personal pt 1

Some of the minor characters:


 This little beauty was bought in 2011/2 in our last visit to Eggesford garden centre.



Hesperides / Dames Violet

I was distressed when this beauty, also known as sweet rocket, didn't turn up this year; gorgeous fragrance and one of C's favourites, but a version turned up in one of the pots and others have shown themselves since.

Hardy geranium

One of a six-pack offer by the Guardian. Can't remember the species.

Geranium Johnson's Blue

Schizostylus / Kaffir Lily

Iris laevigata

Acer palmatum seed