Three on the plot

I like periwinkle (vinca major) and it grows well, even rampantly, outside at home.  I’ve tried transplanting some to the plot a couple of times  but without much success.  However there’s  a small bit tucked away by the log pile and teasels that has flowered at long last much to my delight.

The red valerian (centranthus ruber) in the stone feature looks like doing well again as it has lots of flower stems on it.

The dogwood (cornus) is looking like it’s going to be covered in white flowers before too long.

The horticultural society held a plant sale this morning which did better than expected and just about sold out. I didn’t buy anything as they didn’t have any cucumber plants, which were the only thing that I wanted.  However I didn’t come home empty-handed as I was kindly given a couple.

Have a good week!



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20 Responses to Three on the plot

  1. And you Mike, may the sun shine on you! x

  2. Jade says:

    I like periwinkle too. Some years back, I took only one plant from our neighbour but it spread so fast that I had to weed out some. The red valerian and dogwood plants look so healthy.
    Thanks and have a good week to you too!

  3. I love that valerian. I know some think it’s a weed but I’d be very grateful if it would thrive in my garden. I resisted the advice to cut down the red cornus stems and now I’m glad I did because it is flowering and I’d never seen it flower before . Lovely weather here and just been NGS visiting. Lovely.

  4. Menhir1 says:

    The delight of having companiable interests….a gift of cucumbers. 🙂

    I was given a Dogwood seedling recently, as part of a ‘set’ of plants with which to create Tisanes. I have yet to research what one might do with Dogwood, if indeed, it can play any part in my refreshment. Xxx

  5. Jo says:

    Glad you managed to get some cucumber plants. I like periwinkle too but I’ve never grown any of the plants you mention in your post.

  6. Liz says:

    I have vinca minor in my garden And love it, not only for the springtime blue flowers, but for its ground cover abilities to permit spring bulbs to grow through and then the vinca camouflages the dying leaves.
    How nice the red valerian looks and the dogwood too!

    • Flighty says:

      Liz it’s usually the vinca major rather than minor that I see over here. It sounds like it does well there.
      Thanks, they sure do. xx

  7. CJ says:

    Vinca is lovely isn’t it, it always looks so exotic. Glad the plant sale went well, I could do with going to one really, to stock up on a few things. Hope you have a good week. The weather looks set fair. CJ xx

  8. Nichola x says:

    I have periwinkle in my gardens but it’s invaded rather than being placed there. Normally I would pull it out but I’m trying to let my garden have more natural parts to help the wildlife. Have you ever grown mini cucumbers before? Looking at trying some alongside the regular ones.

  9. nikkipolani says:

    How nice to see that dogwood looking so well. Centranthus is rather a thug here in California and I’ve been working to eradicate it. Sounds like it’s much more well behaved on your plot.

  10. snowbird says:

    Good to know you got those cucumber plants you were after! Your dogwood is looking great, well ahead of mine. Vinca major grows all over here, hope yours continues to thrive now it’s established. xxx

    • Flighty says:

      Snowbird I don’t usually have a problem growing a couple from seed. It sure is, and looks even better now it’s flowering. Thanks, I hope so. xx

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