Posted: 12/07/2012 at 13:43
For once I think the North West has had the benefit of the better weather - still wet and lacking sunshine but we've had more than our fair share of the sun when it's around and no flodding.
I sowed a meadow and nursery cornlower mix this year and the flowers are up to my armpits and glorious. The 2 new beds I planted in spring have done really well too - only problem being a friend mis-labelled some lupins so I've got pink in the hot border and red in the cool. Hey ho - the best laid plans and all that.
The red lychnis has been glorious indeed and conincidentally I've planted an echinops nearby which is budding up nicely so hopefully my heart will be singing too
It's taken 5 years to get to this point and the joy and pleasure it's given this year has more than rewarded the har work and wait