21 July 2018 – Flowering Now

It's not a floriferous time in the garden for most things, but if you look closely, or plant smartly, even mid winter can be a flower show in the garden. I don't garden with many flowers just for their prettiness - in my mind they have to have some "other" use too, an added value, like being edible, or being exceptionally good in bringing in pollinators, or be a companion plant to my food crops, or have a medicinal action associated to them.

I took a quick walk in my garden this morning, to catalog exactly what is flowering now, as we officially have about 6 weeks left till (calendar) spring day...

 

 

Snapdragons
Fairy Primula
Calendula
Sweet violet
Nutmeg Pelargonium
Bulbine
Carpet Rose - Pink Splash
Love in the Mist
French (L. dentata) Lavender
Abutilon - pink
Calendula - Sunset Tones
Pineapple Sage
Dogsbane - Plectranthus
Abutilon - Defiance
Nasturtium
Rosemary
Miner's Lettuce
Spanish (L. stoechas) Lavender
Broad Beans Hughey Crimson
Alyssum
Pea - Blue Shelling
Tagetes (T. lemmonii)
Anemone
Miniature Daffodil
Fern-leaf Lavender
Violas
Pansies
Pelargonium Sidoides


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