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Summer time blues – Westcountry NURSERIES


Thank heavens for summer time. The latest heat climate has
inspired many flowers to bloom. It has been a gradual begin to summer time
however eventually it’s right here.

Buttercup fields at Donkey Meadow

The roses are blooming. The peonies have been magnificent
and after a moderately hesitant starting the candy peas are a riot of color and
scent. The celebrities of each border although are lupins.

Good yr for clematis

Clematis cirrhosa ‘Jingle Bells’

It has been a great yr for clematis. Avante Guarde has been an actual hit. Deep crimson crimson with a pale pink/white centre. It’s actually placing. It supplies a beautiful distinction to the lilac Crystal Fountain. One other gorgeous clematis is Josephine. It has double pink flowers which is able to bloom from now till nicely into September.

C. Avante Guarde

Butterfly magnets

The astrantias
are additionally wanting good.
Florence
with its uncommon lavender pink flowers is an actual butterfly
magnet. Crimson Admirals appear to significantly adore it. Claret
is a bee favorite. And with its darkish crimson flowers and black stems it’s fairly
placing.

Astrantia main ‘Florence’

Limitless lockdown

It was very disappointing when lockdown wasn’t lifted final
month. Though many issues are again to regular choirs are nonetheless now allowed to
sing with greater than six folks. I actually miss singing
with others. It lifts the soul.

I want to know why soccer followers can sing lustily at
Euro 2020 matches however ten folks can’t sing collectively even when they’re socially
distancing in a cavernous corridor.

Maintain weeding

I’m making an attempt to maintain on prime of the weeds however it’s arduous. The
alternating heat climate
and heavy showers has actually inspired them. I’ve tried hoeing however each time
there’s the smallest quantity of rain they develop again. Mulching works for many
weeds. However some appear to thrive on it and develop again greater and stronger.

Anemone ‘Wild Swan’

Doubtless the simplest technique is little and
typically. I attempt to spend time daily pulling weeds out whereas they’re nonetheless
small. I nonetheless marvel why weeds thrive however rigorously cultivated flower
and vegetable crops should be nurtured.

Lupinus ‘Beefeater’

Flower pageant

This weekend I’ve foolishly agreed to embellish a church
window as a part of a flower pageant. We’ve all been given a portray to make use of as
inspiration. Mine is principally darkish blue with touches of cream and yellow.  I’ve simply the flowers for it – lupins.

For the blues I’ll use King
Canute
, Melody
and Persian
Slipper
. Desert
Solar
will give my show the contact of yellow it wants. And, Cashmere
Cream
will make up the remaining. Now I simply have to mud off my flower
arranging abilities. Want me luck.

Lupinus ‘Desert Solar’ and Persian Slipper’

Plant out annuals and summer time bedding.
Feed tubs and hanging baskets repeatedly. Stake tall crops to stop wind
harm. Begin sowing seeds for subsequent yr’s flowers. Purchase
lupins
for subsequent yr.

Lupinus ‘Masterpiece’ and ‘Manhattan Lights’

#lupins
#scent
#summer time
 #lockdown #weeds
#watering
#crops
#clematis
#flowers
#butterflies
#astrantia
#singing

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