We took the parents out for brunch today. We sat by the river.
Himalayan balsam was very much in evidence. I do hope they keep an eye on it, as it will take over and crowd out native wildflowers.
It is lovely to see so many swans.
I thought of my friend across the pond.
When I visited my blogging friends last year I came home with thoughts of bringing a little bit of prairie to my garden. I knew I would have to be careful as I wanted to keep my 'English cottage garden' type planting. So I decided to have mixed planting.
The borders either side of the pond are the result. Ribbon grass, prairie plants, native wildflowers and perennials come together. This planting is about friendship.......a reminder of the time I spent with very special people. Not all the plantings are in flower yet, there are many waiting in the wings. Let me show you just a few.........
Butterfly weed.....grown from seeds from Rose.My absolute favourite. I love this plant and cannot wait for butterflies to visit.