DeadSkin wrote: »
Hi - what camera do you have?
I often wonder why thalictrum are not more popular.
Great job, lovely plant!
be still my beating heart😍
Love my colourful meadow - bursting with colour, bees and butterflies
Love seeing all of your photos too!
Thanks for the thread!
^ Lovely! The emergence of wild flower meadows along public highways in Dublin is a joy to behold. :)
@Harris8855 that's stunning, how did you achieve that?
My little bit of heaven first thing in the morning sitting amongst the plants and flowers. Two pics last week in the sun and this morning after the rain. Lovely fresh air after a night of rain.
Garden transformation - Tree Birch /betula jacquemontii and shrub - osmanthus fortunei
what's going on with my raspberries??
looks good. Have you painted the back wall?
Yes I did /brown
Turned out well
Not sure about everyone else's garden, but due to the wet cold spell early Summer, everything was delayed and is only now bursting into life. I usually stick to three main colours in the garden: white, purple, some orange and the odd red from Crocosmia Lucifer (first pic) as I dearly love that plant. Lock down over 2020 meant I no longer cared and planted all the plants and the clash of colours have come into their own this Summer, lol.
lovely but are only lasting a day😥
Apologies for posting this here as it's not a photo of mine, but I can't seem to find a generic chat thread. This looks like a great idea:
The ‘cultivated’ wildflower meadow is in full swing now. Almost all annuals this year so hoping the perennials will make a show next year.
I love the history behind the corn marigold. I got this from ’Seedaholic’:
”The corn marigold was probably introduced with the introduction of agriculture and has certainly been around since the Iron Age. It was once so common and damaging to crops that its destruction was required. During the 13th century in Scotland as a law of Alexander II states that if a farmer allows so much as a single plant to produce seed in amongst his crops then he will be fined a sheep.”
According to ‘wildflowers of Ireland’:
“This species is classed as NEAR THREATENED in the Red Data List of Vascular Plants 2016.... it was an enormous pest as it grew in among the native cereal crops and it was not until the 1970's when an effective herbicide joined the battle, that the plant started its decline.”
Very sad really considering how brilliant it is for pollinators. I’ve been watching the corn marigold closely over the past few weeks and I’ve been amazed by how many pollinators it attracts. The field is full of them and each one has up to 5 insects vying for a spot inside one.
This one has me a bit demented. I’ve been trying to determine if it’s Mayweed or Chamomile. But maybe someone with a better eye can help!
As for my ‘wild’ wildflower garden, ie the area left to Mother Nature herself... it’s definitely holding it’s own!
Anyone know what this grass is? It has very fine brown/red bits growing at the end
Tall fescue, festuca arundinacea, perhaps?
Looks more like pheasant grass to me
Yes I think you’re right after a bit more research. Pheasant tail grass or New Zealand wind grass. Saw it yesterday, fantastic delicate flowers on top. Thanks RA!
Not even close to the same as others here, but cut the grass yesterday after seeding and it's the first time we've had an actual back garden since we bought the house a year ago. Lots of digger work etc to get it level(ish) that we had put off with other things. It's not much, but it's a starting point for sure.
I only took to vegetable gardening last year to keep my head afloat during the lockdown. I learned a lot in the first year and although my space is small it's productive enough for me. Last year 80% of my garden was potatoes, this year I've managed to wiggle that down to about 30% with an early and late crop and added more beds and veg to the menu.
So far this year I've harvested bout 4kg of new potatoes 30 onions, 20 carrots and four cabbages (which were eaten by caterpillars and slugs so they went in the brown bin) and two freezer bags full of runner beans.
I picked up a small greenhouse and made a small raised bed beside it where I've got tomatoes and salad stuff, onions and lettuce and I added an herb border behind the veg patch too. I don't know why my pictures are sideways but I'm hopefully going to get some healthy marmande tomatoes this year.
And this little fella stayed with me for the whole thing.
My garden in the rain last Saturday.
The only photo of what it looked like before we started, after the builders left, in August 2019.
The front garden last spring.
And then a few weeks ago...
Shaded 'exotic' bed I planted a few weeks ago.
Side bed I did last August.
Same bed 11 months on with lots of additions.
A few photos of our rural garden, enjoy.