Thursday, May 14, 2009

Star Of Geum

The Geum in the garden has developed some red colouring in the petals on the first flower. I first saw these plants growing at Harlow Carr a few years ago, in the main borders, and Jekyll-Lutens garden . Beautiful big red poppy like flowers.
I am off work today, but it has been raining, with grey overcast skys.
I was watching the birds this morning. Two Magpies were feeding in the garden, along with some Blackbirds, Collared Doves, and House Sparrows.
The feeders are attracting the birds in...
I will hopefully have a new allotment by the end of June. I can leave Barretts Road, and join the Walton Allotments which is closer to here.
The raised beds at the back of the garden are filling up with healthy growing veg now. The birds have been eating all the pests. I hope to have a good harvest, and plenty of fresh fruit and veg from the kitchen garden.

1 comment:

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I just bought my first Geum this year (Mrs. Bradshaw). I actually bought 4 of them. I hope they do OK. I love the cottage look they have. Nice post! -Jackie