Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Scabiosa For June
This year, I'm taking the late Geoff Hamilton's advice and visiting a nursery each month with a view to buying a plant which is in flower for my garden. Doing this should ensure that I have something blooming in my garden every month of the year.
I had a lovely trip to the garden centre this morning. My son has now finished his A levels so I dragged him along with me, it was nice to have some company whilst I browsed. I'm often rushing when I visit a nursery or garden centre on a weekend so it made a change to have some time to have a proper look around.
I decided that the plant I would buy for June would be this lovely scabiosa columbaria Barocca. The gorgeous wine coloured flowers attracted me to it, but I was sold when I read the plant information which said it would attract wildlife to the garden. Further research shows that it's a magnet to bees, butterflies and moths.
It should flower from spring through to the first frosts, so it's a plant which will definitely earn its keep in the garden.
I'm a forty eight year old mum of two and I live on the outskirts of Leeds in West Yorkshire. I've been married to Mick for twenty six years and we have a son, Daniel, who's twenty two and a daughter, Eleanor, who's eighteen. I gave up work in 2010 and now have more time to indulge in my hobbies of knitting, crochet and gardening. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow along with my adventures.