Found these neat wood anemones with unusually dark leaves, growing amongst the normal bright ones. Well done! A for originality!
Shit, runner beans are cray! I planted one on march 25 and it’s over 130 centimeters tall now, plus big leaves, meaning it has grown over 4 centimeters a day. I’m scared it will strangle me in my sleep!
Next year I won’t plant them so early, it’s hard finding something big enough for it to climb on that can be moved outside to its final place once the risk of frost is over.
peonyandbee said: “Someone just commented recently that they feel like they belong with the little old ladies at the greenhouse, opting for the old lady flowers instead of the new, fancy hybrids. I tend to agree.”
Yeah, same, I lean that way too, with some extra special exceptions!
peonyandbee said:” I always felt the same way about geraniums, but when you combine the hot pink ones with the red in a container together…WOW!”
My mum has been trying to give me them for a long time and I’ve been all NO I DON’T LIKE THEM and then my sister put a red one in a big tin jar and it that was my downfall!
1. Cucumber & pumpkin about to crawl out of their modules. Am about to replant them as I type.
2. Sunflowers, red and yellow, geranium in the back, and tomato plants on the right. Also a coleus waaaayyyy back. I’m slightly irritated that I have started liking geraniums because I was always annoyed with them in the past, hahaha! Now I’m like FINE I GUESS THE VIVID MAGENTAISH PINK ONES ARE OKAY AND YEAH ALRIGHT THE RED ONES SHUT UP
3. Mauranthemum, red amaranth, nasturtium.
4. Me in my new gardening hat, for days when I feel too goth for my other one.
Aw, yay! Thank you! That makes me happy as I feel like I’m just babbling all the time, haha!
The tiiiiniest bouquet I have ever picked. It was for my brother and his wife. The jar used to contain contact lenses, that’s how small it is.
Those dwarf daffodils are really slaying me with their cuteness. They’re so… something! Proper? I don’t know! They’re so sturdy and wholesome and healthy! They make me feel inferior, like I should get more exercise.
Realized this thrifted birdbath fit perfectly on an abandoned metal pole that’s stuck in a lump of concrete and therefor too heavy for me to move. Felt clever, even though it’s in a part of the garden that noone goes into. AT THE MOMENT! I say AT THE MOMENT in excited caps because it will soon host a proper large(ish) greenhouse which I am about to purchase! :D
Also I have decided to get chickens! :D :D :D
Gonna have the coolest gardeeeeen!
Black Bat flower!
This ornamental flowering plant is among the showiest of the Tacca chantrieri plant family (part of the yam family). Common names are Black Bat Flower, Bat Head Lily, Devil Flower, Cat’s Whiskers and Tacca chantrieni.
Originally the Black Bat flower plant grew and still does grow wild in the tropical forests of Yunnan Province, in South China. Even prior to blooming, it resembles sleeping bats hanging downward from their roost.