Wednesday, 9 June 2010

We grow flowers too.

Just for a change I thought you would like to see some of the Flowers we grow, some self seeded but most are cultivated by us.

These are Foxgloves
'Digitalis Purpurea' we just love the vertical structure of these (self seeded) plants and the Bees love them.

We also grow Sweet Peas 'Lathyrus Odoratus' every year, they are lovely as cut flowers, in fact the more you cut them the more flowers they produce, a win win situation.

We grow lots of different colours each year, this is just one of them but they do come in 100's of colour combinations.

These California Poppies 'Eschscholzia Californica' also self seeded from last years growth.

Another Poppy type sowed for the 1st time this year:
'Ladybird Poppy'

We are so glad they came out and the colours are magic.

The principal reason we grow Flowers is that they attract beneficial insects and Bees of course.
Without Bees very little pollination would take place which would mean lots of the fruit and vegetables we grow would fail and then what would we eat?

Thanks for reading/returning, look out for main up-date on Sunday.


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