I love to get out into the garden whenever the sun is shining, but I must admit I am rather a fair weather friend to my plants. It’s rare to see me gardening before the clocks change – I’m just not hardy enough!
Even when the weather isn’t very good, I do like to record my favourite flowers. Here are some photos of my plants.
Already photographed in my garden in February are (clockwise from top left): akebia, cyclamen, hellebore, and clematis cirrhosa.
My husband offered to take over looking after the vegetable patch, so I was out there rescuing some of the self-seeded goodies that had arrived in there – namely woolly verbascum, echium, borage, chamomile, lemon balm, hardy geranium and cerinthe.
In the picture you can see our purple and white sprouting broccoli which we started eating last week.
I absolutely love violas, their happy little faces always make me smile! I use them as often as I can in my craft projects, whether the flowers are pressed, crystallised or dried in various ways. I planted a few violas today, but there will be lots more to follow I’m sure!
When tidying up the garden, I cut down my cardoon, only to find this old flower head with seedlings growing inside it!
Here’s to some more Sunny Sundays