Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Innovative planting!

Aquilegia vulgaris underplanted with ranunculus ficaria L.  Celandines to you and me.   You won't find that at Chelsea Flower Show!    I  don't know - a couple of years ago one of the gardens was planted with nettles and docks.    Mother Nature has played a large part in the planting this spring.

I can't believe that the celandines are still flowering this late in the year.  We have an abundance of them  along with the most magnificent buttercups, but most have now been evicted.   Off to put my feet up as I have used all today's energy.



9 comments:

Charlton Stitcher said...

As with you, everything is happening all at once here - celandines under the trees at the end of the garden and lilac and Clematis Montana in flower. I think the May flowers are catching up with the March and April flowers in a glorious show of defiance after this awful, depressing winter!

The Weaver of Grass said...

If you have read some of the Ronald Blythe book Heather, you will know that he usually lets buttercups and red campion thrive in his garden to give the 'Giverny effect'. You can always make the same excuse.

Robin Mac said...

I am not sure what is meant to be a weed and what is not in your part of the world - they all just look pretty to me!

Ro Bruhn said...

I love granny's bonnets, we have blue ones appearing around the garden in spring.

sharon young said...

Aquilegia is one of my favourites, I shall have some next year, love the name Ro used, never heard that before. Gardening is exhausting, I' m just finding out :-)

Maggi said...

I've never had as many aquilegias or celandines in my garden. I had to attack the aquilegias yesterday just to give some of the other plants some breathing space.

mostlymotley said...

The aquilegias are probably the best thing that happens in my garden - they all came from a couple of plants I relocated from my mum's garden years ago. Sentimental, but lovely all the same. Mother Nature is the best garden designer out there in my opinion.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Ooh that looks lovely, Heather! We have similar plants here in Giraffe World, and some of our giraffodils are still out too. It's good to be back among blogging friends again!

Carol Q said...

it's a very strange year weather-wise and for growing. wonder if we will end up having a short growing season?