Posted: 04/07/2014 at 22:11
I'm back (for tonight at least!!) Sorry not to have posted for a long time, but
I've been looking after my daughter whose been very poorly and haven't had
time to keep in touch. My wildflower garden has been beautiful this year, but
sadly, I don't have many photos to prove it (again no time)but I do have one or
two taken in May. This year it really did well after all the rain and seeds which
hadn't germinated last year sprang up and surprised me! Mainly they were
poppies and I was so pleased to see them after being disappointed last year.
I've just watched Monty Don weeding his wildflower garden and I'm happy to say
I decided to do that with mine last year and it paid dividends in that I have hardly
anything growing in my wildflower garden this year that I don't want. Now sadly,
it's past its best and as we've had heavy rain this evening I'm expecting to find
it decimated tomorrow. We've had hardly any rain here for about six weeks, so
the ground is rock hard, but it seems to have suited the corncockles and
cornflowers and marigolds thank goodness. My O/H laughs at me when I ask
him to help me to water it (It's a long way from the house -so no hose-pipe, but
I really think it needs a helping hand sometimes - what do you think?
Below are one or two photos of the garden in May - will try to do better with
photos and posting next year! Best wishes everyone! Ffb.
Just a p.s. to ask if you can zoom in to see the pictures as I had just
tried and it worked with the first one but not with the others. Not sure
what to do about this and the pictures aren't really much good if you
can't see them in close-up. Would be grateful for any feed back on