Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Friday, 30 August 2013
Liriope For August
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.
At this time of year, some plants are starting to wind down, so I was on the lookout for something which is only just beginning to flower and which will continue to bloom well in to autumn. I think I've found that in this Liriope - Royal Purple. It starts flowering around this time of year and should go on now until November. Another thing in it's favour is that it's suitable for most garden aspects providing it's given reasonable shelter from cold winds.
The plants form compact clumps, so I'm hoping it will settle in to its new position and increase both foliage and flowers. It will be interesting to see how much growth it's put on by this time next year.
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.