More May flowers

Last Monday and Tuesday I concentrated on the vegetable patches.  I planted out the well sprouted Oca tubers, sowed another row of broad bean seeds and hand weeded through the onions and potatoes.

It rained all day Wednesday so Thursday I just spent pottering. On Friday I switched my attention to the flowers and planted out the sunflowers that had been hardening off for a few days.  Despite sprinkling organic pellets around them slugs had nibbled some of the nine dwarf Musicbox ones which I planted in a group. One Mongolian Giant is by the log pile and the other up by the road.  Five of the Valentine  are along the edge of the flower patch next to the east-side path.  They all looked okay this morning when I checked.

The carpet of poached egg plant (limnanthes douglasii) flowers around the dustbin lid pond is looking wonderful,

California poppies and poached egg plant flowers

as are the orange, yellow and white California poppies (eschscholzia californica).

Four California poppies   Creamy white California poppy & green insect

The alliums roseum are now flowering and looking rather pretty.

Allium roseum

Cosmos 'Velouette'This morning I planted out the cosmos that I had started off in pots at home.  Some of the red Veloutte already had a finger nail size flower.  The seeds, a mix of Purity and Velouette that I had sowed direct are now showing and will hopefully grow full size flowers.

Lots of self-sown nasturtium (tropaeolum majus) seedlings have appeared some of which I’ve been transplanting.

The love-in-a-mist (nigella damascena) are showing flower buds in the lovely bright green ferny foliage and the rose Pretty Lady has started flowering.

On the way are plenty of pot marigolds (calendula officinalis) Flighty’s favourites and in the long planter are lots of candytuft (iberis umbellata) Fairy Mixed Colours seedlings.

Have a good week!

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20 Responses to More May flowers

  1. Liz says:

    Oh, how pretty! It looks like spring! Your hard work is paying off.

  2. Jo says:

    Your flowers are really doing well. I always enjoy seeing your poached egg plants, they’ve never done very well for me but you don’t seem to have any problem with them at all. Pretty Lady flowering already, I wonder if she’ll go on and on as she did last year.

    • Flighty says:

      Jo thanks. The poached egg plants freely self-seed and spread. The rose normally starts flowering about now, and hopefully will continue right into the autumn. xx

  3. Matt @ Garden59 says:

    Wow, you have certainly been busy!

  4. CJ says:

    It’s looking fantastic down on the plot. So very green around the pond, and the poached egg flowers are doing brilliantly. The wildlife will be happy! Lots of slugs and snails on the rampage here. Today’s rain has been blissful for them, they’re going mad out there.

  5. menhir1 says:

    Your Alliums are reminiscent of exotic Anemones. The egg plant is looking great.. You may have a bumper flowering year this year. xxx

  6. Lovely update thank you for sharing have a blessed day Mike

  7. Doris says:

    Lovely flowers and I like the little bug too! 🙂

  8. Just love your poached egg drift, how lovely! A curse on those slugs! Everything else is going to plan though, which is good news!xxx

  9. nikkipolani says:

    Oh, so very pretty! You’ve got lots going on at the plot with intermittent rain to give you a few days off 😉 Though slugs, I’ve yet to understand the point of them.

    • Flighty says:

      Nikki thanks. That’s true, and I have to say such days are needed now and again. There are a few ‘good guy’ slugs that only eat decaying matter, but as for the others….! xx

  10. karen says:

    I love that poached egg plant. It looks like it is drifting on air. So beautiful. A cloud of yellow. I’m just about to plant out my sunflowers with much trepidation. I’m trying wool slug control,this year . Hope it works.

    • Flighty says:

      Karen it has spread somewhat but looks really good like this. Fingers crossed for your sunflowers, and if wool slug control works for you I may try it next year. xx

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