Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Lewisia For July
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.
The plants I choose for my garden are often beneficial for wildlife. I like to encourage bees and butterflies, so I choose plants which they, as well as I, will enjoy. This month, I've been a bit selfish and gone for a plant which doesn't mention bees or butterflies on it's information at all. Lewisia - Special Mix is a plant which I haven't come across before, and I thought it was so pretty that it was popped straight in to my basket.
It sounds like it's a plant which will go on flowering right the way through the season, so I'll get to enjoy it for some time, even if the bees and butterflies aren't so keen on it. It's a good job that I've got plenty of other plants in the garden for them to enjoy.
I live in Leeds in West Yorkshire with my husband, son, daughter and Archie the dog. I'm a stay at home mum and I have many hobbies which include gardening, knitting, crochet and genealogy. The Good Life blog follows my progress on my allotment and Through The Keyhole blog follows my family life. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow my adventures with me.