I am so pleased to be joining in again with Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday meme on this beautiful June day.
In my pottery jug I have Sweet rocket (Hesperis matronalis), Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus), Nigella and cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), all growing in wild profusion at the allotment from sowings made last year. I made a new planting of my favourite Anemone coronaria ‘Sylphide’ from bulbs/corms bought from Waitrose at Easter and I’m very glad I did as last year’s crop has dwindled to almost nothing after flowering more or less continuously for the last 12 months. They are still sending up the odd flower but they are poor in comparison to the ones I picked today. I won’t dig up the 2015 planting as I would like to see whether they’ll rally after a ‘rest’ this year. As before the anemones are planted in full sun in very well-drained much-improved soil and I will water them once a week with weak comfrey tea which promotes excellent flowering in all sorts of plants including and especially agapanthus and roses. Oh the roses. What can I say? So much promise. It is going to be the most glorious month – fingers crossed.
Looking forward to visiting Cathy at Rambling in the Garden and seeing what she and everyone else has made today.