Sunday, September 25, 2005

Sunday Stroll.

The sky was overcast this morning, and since I had read on someone's blog that garden photos should be taken on a cloudy day rather than a sunny one, I thought I'd take a little stroll around the garden and see what I could find.

Daffodils. I really like the pale ones on the right but I don't remember their name. Posted by Picasa

Mauve lamium, a great little groundcover. Posted by Picasa

Apricot 'Winter Joy' wallflower. Posted by Picasa

The ever-present Osteospermum (African Daisy). They self-sow by the hundreds but they are good value. Posted by Picasa

These stocks have been flowering continuously for more than a year. Posted by Picasa

Shay's tulips, planted in celebration of her birth. You can see why we need to re-sow the lawn.

The much-maligned Centranthus. Posted by Picasa

Bronze Fennel for contrast, and for aniseed flavour, if you like it. Posted by Picasa

I know they are as common as can be but I've forgotten their name. Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

Chloe said...

Tritellia???? for the common (read invasive) little Stars of Bethlehem????

Tanya said...

Lovely flowers. Now the hard-hitting question - how do I put a link in when I'm writing a blog- and give it the name that I want??? I've just been cutting and pasting from other's blogs. I can't believe I'm asking you technological questions.... Thanks.

Alice said...

Thank you, Chloe. I knew that someone would know and most likely it would be you. They certainly can be a pest but they do look sweet in flower.

ms*robyn said...

I don't think they are star of bethlehem...give me a sec & I will look it up.

centranthus? I always thought that was red valerian ... mine was pulled out long ago.

gorgeous garden by the way!!

Alice said...

You're quite right, Robyn, Centranthus/Red Valerian/Kiss Me Quick - they are all one and the same plant/weed/menace, depending on your point of view. I only like it because it's so drought hardy, stays green, rarely stops flowering and doesn't need any looking after except deadheading.

suburbansider said...

I love the "common" ones the most - even if they are a weed, unless people are worried about them getting into bushlands it makes sense to plant something so hardy especially for us who are a bit not so green thumbed. Also I received your 'postcard', which I really love but was unable to send my thankyou via your email so THANKYOU Alice! I was delighted!

Kali said...

I love them all ~ they are all so new and different to me!
Also wanted to let you know that I received your lovely postcard yesterday Alice, and wanted to say a big THANKS!