Last year I grew lots of different flowers including dahlias, cosmos, rudbeckia and asters. This year, in contrast, I only grew slugfood apparently, as nothing has survived their gnashing this year. I'm almost convinced you can actually hear them munching away of an evening! So I was pleasantly surprised to find this self-sown beauty flourishing all by itself as a reminder of last years lovelinesses!
More buds waiting their turn to burst open!
This pretty purple flower has sprung up this year and I haven't found out what it is yet, but it's wonderful: the flower head is about 3 feet high on an almost bare stem which bobs gracefully in the wind.
|After the slug rampage even Cabbage Whites seem positively charming to me!|
Bronze Fennel in its' second year standing proudly above everything else.
And finally a baby Lavender, sown this year and already flowering! I'm tempted to devote a whole bed to it next year as it seems to thrive here once it's made it through it's first winter. This is the first strain that I've grown successfully apart from the ordinary stuff; I think it's called Munstead.
Linking with Fiona's Green Day xx