Just before the summer flowers fade away and disappear, here’s a quick look at what’s been flowering this month.
And finally a lupin seed pod, because I was too slow off the mark to get a photo of the lupin in flower (just one spike on it this year due to over enthusiastic slugs early on in the summer)
There were two disappointments this year – agapanthus and lavender. My oldest agapanthus, a blue one, which usually grows beautifully and has about 25 flower spikes which last for weeks, produced half as many flowers as usual and they did not last very long at all. Of my other two blue agapanthus plants, one didn’t manage to produce a single flower. I have a three year old white agapanthus which I grew from bulbs and it did well, doubling its number of flowers from last year. The lavender, which usually goes on for weeks and weeks and attracts all the bees in the vicinity, didn’t flower for very long at all which was a shame. No doubt it is something to do with a wet spring/cold winter/early summer or the wrong number of days in the month.
How did your garden grow this year?