Helen's Garden Renovation Project

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Flowering in the rain

Filed under: Front garden,Progress — Helen @ 7:22 pm

The three readers of my blog will have noticed that there have been no entries for nearly a month. This is partly because I have been away on holiday but mainly because it simply will not stop raining. The damp weather started at the beginning of April – just after the hosepipe ban came into force. The hosepipe ban was lifted over a week ago, which we hoped would stop the rain, but no.

However, there is some hope that there may be some dry weather next week. When that happens, there will be a lot of maintenance tasks to do. The Willowherb Elimination Stakes are still in progress. And I do hope that one day I will be able to mend my shallow pond.

In the meantime, here is a colour combination that simply would not occur to an average garden designer.

Crocosmia with Lychnis

Crocosmia with Lychnis

I planted the Crocosmia Lucifer deliberately. The Lychnis just turned up, as it always does, and I hadn’t the heart to pull it up.

Here is a Lychnis flower holding up its face against the rain. Brave little thing.

Lychnis in the rain

Lychnis in the rain

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2 responses to “Flowering in the rain”

  1. Tony says:

    Great shots, obviously an adept at many things including latin priming, which I appreciated and remembered, thanks for the up date! Thought I would post this as a comment so a ‘1’ comes up next time I visit.

    Challenge
    A man walks in to a pub and produces a minature piano and piano player………….! Finish the joke if you can?

    Hint, there is a hard of hearing Witch involved!!

    Tony

    • Helen says:

      Ah, yes I recall that the man asked for a certain part of his anatomy to be lengthened to 12 inches. The witch duly supplied him with a 12 inch pianist.

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