The view from the new path to the top of the high meadow. 1/06/12
And at 6.00 am on 12/06/12.
Early June in the mossy copse, with the froth of Germander Speedwell amongst the Acer foliage.
Aquilegia vulgaris, Primula beesiana, Geranium macrorrhizum in early June.
Magic terrace garden with mixed Primulas, mid June.
Lower copse, and for the first year, masses of White Viola cornuta var. minor grown from strewn seed pods, 3 years ago.
A rare splash of hot colour from Azaleas in the mossy copse, in early June.
Another example of the joy of slow gardening – wanting to capture the effect of cliff top coastal paths in Ceredigion, we started sowing seed of sea campion, kidney vetch and thrift into the yard gravel and cobbled paths around the house. 6 years later, this is the end result, and bumblebees love it, working the flowers from 6.00am to 9.30pm. When the moths take over. We’ve also allowed yellow horned poppy, Geranium sanguinea and Agapanthus in to extend the interest.
At last I’ve seen an insect on all the primula flowers we grow, and come to the conclusion that they only produce or release nectar in warm sunshine.
Look closely and you’ll see a fledgling pied wagtail, which couldn’t decide which path to take.
Mossy copse in mid June.
Magic terrace garden in early June.
Early morning light on the terrace garden in mid June.