Hello Five on Friday visitors thanks for dropping in! Have a look at Amy's blog to see all the other contributors today.
I'm going to show you what's been happening in the garden this week as we have had some bright sunshine and a downpour of rain to get those little plants moving.
1. First of all, here are links to my other posts on the garden so you can see how we started off the year - March March April May June
2. Here's a couple of photos of the wooded part of the garden, kept wild for the deer or foxes that just wander in and makes themselves at home. If the deer get anywhere near the flowers you are just left with a bunch of sticks so we've had to put up a six foot fence to keep them away from the other part of the garden.
3. This week's flowers - they are getting very colourful now, especially the livingstone daisies. The white hydrangea is opening and my box of anemones have actually flowered despite being in the bargain bin for £3.
4. Chillies and vegetables, grown from seed - radishes and rocket being consumed, chocolate mint tasting minty. Chillies still a bit slow but flowering. Beans growing slowly. Tomatoes just beginning to flower. Potatoes in bags flowering.
5. I decided not to mow the grass to allow the wild flowers to grow which has proved to be quite colourful with the buttercups, dandelions and speedwell. However it's all got rather wild and woolly so I got the strimmer out to give it a haircut round the edges and spotted this. It's a Dactylorhiza - a native orchid. The strimmer has gone back in the shed.
I wonder what else will pop out of the lawn?
Have a great weekend.
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