TUESDAY GARDEN RAKE
Well it's been another glorious week of sunshine, with the occasional dose of cloud here and there.
I finally got round to sowing some seeds.
Flowers - Calendula, Nasturtium, Sunflower, Morning Glory, Venidium and Cosmos.
Vegetables - Summer Squash, Runner Beans, Beetroot and Tomatoes.
Bees really love to get their noses into Lamium, otherwise known as Deadnettle.
My garden is full of many different varieties of bee at the moment, including a small dark black one who has set up home in our hose reel!
Lamium makes great ground cover, either in sun or semi-shade.
Over the years my Dad has given me lots of clumps of Cowslips.
I've had no success with it when planted straight into the borders, so not wanting to see another one just disappear, I planted the latest one in a medium sized terracotta pot.
It looks lovely in the sunshine, on a South facing wall.
Have you noticed how lush the garden looks at this time of year, with so many vibrant shades of green?
The Euphorbia above is one of my favourites in Spring, with its zingy lime-green bracts. Another plant given to me.
Be careful when handling all parts of the Euphorbia plant, the sap is highly toxic and an irritant to the skin and eye.
Will happily multiply in sun or shade.
The Lily of the Valley in my garden, is another plant which originated from my Dad's garden. You'd think I never bought any plants!
Planted in a damp position, it looks as if it will be another rampant spreader!
My Mum loved Lily of the Valley, its flowers and scent always remind me of her.
I've noticed a lot of wildlife this week, including this neighbourhood cat which visits my garden from time to time. It's got a very dappled grey coat!
Butterflies include the Small White and Holly Blue, also lots of Hoverflies and Mosquitoes.
This loved-up pair of Woodpigeons are around much of the time.
And well off-course, we had a couple of ducks waddling across our drive the other morning!