|Alliums and Aquilega|
After last year's terrible weather it's been lovely to actually get into the garden and enjoy the planting. This year the alliums have put on a great show (we didn't see them last year) and the day lilies - Hemerocalis - are thriving. I have replaced the Penstemons that died off from the bitter cold of last winter and planted Nepeta and Gladioli too.
|Day lilies and Alchemilla Mollis|
|Crocosmia "Lucifer" and Valerian|
Meanwhile, at the back garden there are peas, onions, parsley, lettuce, broccoli and more Gladioli crammed into the small veg patch. Sadly, the courgettes have been a casualty of the snails and, although the remaining solitary courgette plant is flowering, the flowers won't set.