It’s finally here, warmer weather that is. About time. Beach picnics have been plentiful. We've loaded the bicycles up with blankets, baskets and sun hats and lain like beached whales on the pebbly beach, but it’s been bliss to have the sunshine beat down on one’s brow.
I'm somewhat of a maverick gardener when it comes to planting seeds, tossing them all together regardless of type and scattering them on the soil and hoping for the best. I've planted lots of seeds this summer, ammi visnaga, dill, sweetpea, cornflowers, cosmos, and a few others which I have already forgotten, but they’re growing in abundance and I forgot to take photos to show you! No flowers yet so unsure if weeds, of which I am sure there are plenty. I managed to revive my strawberry plants, which were all but left to die under a broken and weather beaten little plastic greenhouse. Somehow they survived and I nourished them, fed and watered them and finally repotted them. They were so happy they started to grow and now I have little fruits popping up all over the plant. I have wanted agapanthus since forever, and I finally bought two plants. Fingers crossed they will flourish. I also bought the biggest poppy plant I have ever seen. The flower head was bigger than a side plate! (see my IG Feed to see the photo). Unfortunately, these fragile petals don’t last for too long but they are beautiful nevertheless. My first David Austin rose has just flowered, as well as one Iceberg rose. For someone who isn't a gardener, I am always fascinated and somewhat surprised when something in my tiny garden actually grows to resemble something I recognise as a flower!
I can't wait to eat my home grown strawberries!
Have a great week!