More and more I have let nature take a share in this garden. I no longer worry if something seeds in the wrong place, not fitting in with the original scheme. It has made life easier in many ways :) A good example is Hemerocallis Golden Chimes and Sisyrinchium with her straw coloured flowers. Sisyrinchium is short lived and often not hardy but seeds itself in any good soil. She pops up here and there, and seems to blend with most plants in the garden.
White campion has appeared in the mixed borders alongside Hypericum, to my delight a sweet pea is growing amongst them.....a lovely deep burgundy. Where it has come from I do not know, but it is more than welcome.
Now this I did plan.....Elder black lace, the Pheasant Berry and Mallow. I love this combination, I think it works really well.
As you can see Black Lace is a particular favourite of mine. Here she is with another Mallow, this time The Bride and red campion has seeded alongside......lovely arrangement.
I love our native willow herb.......it covers the lanes here in the summer. When I saw the white form for sale in the local nursery a couple of years ago I was smitten. I bought several plants, they have spread around the garden, which is just what I had hoped for. They add an ethereal beauty to the garden, especially at dusk, when white blooms take centre stage. The seed clocks are exquisite, almost persil white :) In fact, I am not sure which I like best the blooms or the seeds.
If anyone in UK would like seeds later in the season, let me know, I am happy to send some to you but be warned this plant can be invasive...............
The wind is coming from the North today and it is very dull. It has been a good day for gardening...............