|Rape, dock, pansies and grass.|
I planted the pansies last autumn. They are flowering (and spreading)still.
I planted the lavender too.
The rest just 'arrived'.
I couldn't have been reading gardening blogs for the last few years without realising few people have a garden like mine. Worse than that, I suspect having even a square inch in their gardens which resembles it in any way would generally be considered grounds for apology. Of the people who walk past, I doubt many realise it's a garden at all.
The difference, I think, between my garden and most is that random plants are welcome. Random plants often do better than planned ones. I weed prudently to bring out what's best. I was at the front, doing just that, when a friend arrived unexpectedly on a bicycle. (He was the unexpected bit. It's not unusual to see him on a bike.)
(I have no idea why the paragraphs have decided to highlight themselves. If I get rid of it in one place, it pops up elsewhere! And the justifying won't work.)
"Just doing a bit of weeding," I explain. (This being an unaccustomed activity.)
"Ho, ho, ho!" he says. "Like that dock!"
A question mark would be inappropriate there.
"I've just pruned that!" I said - and invited him in to tea.
I am proud of my garden. It's looking specially lush at present. Plants like dock and sorrel could well be described as 'architectural'. (Though I know 'architectural' is anathema for some.) (Oh, look! More uninvited highlighting! Give up! It's spreading!)
|Barley-like Grass, Dandelions and Clover.|
The clover in the picture arrived of its own accord.
Somewhere under there is a clover I bought.
It has red marks on - very pretty but not currently visible!
And as for the rest . . . I expect you not to say these are weeds because I didn't pay for them. I expect you to be jealous.
Bet your garden isn't like mine!
(Bet your posts don't have as many highlights!)