I have joined the village 'Gardeners Society' It was founded in 1889. There will be many outings. I am looking forward to visiting Sussex Prairie Garden.
The garden is in full flow.
I cannot seem to keep up with it.
As soon as one job is finished, there is another waiting in the wings.
"You have created a monster, how on earth will you manage in the years ahead."
I have thought about that....each and every time I add another border or extend one.
My great grandmother gardened at 93.....perhaps I have her genes.
I believe that gardening keeps me fit and healthy. My diet is full of fruit and vegetables and all the good foods that we should eat these days. I walk Nella two - three miles each day.
I am optimistic.....I am sure I will cope:)
One of my favourite wildflowers. The corncockle is not a native. However, for centuries it used to appear, together with poppies, cornflowers and others, in fields of wheat and corn. Unfortunately, corncockle seeds gave an unpleasant taste to bread, so, with the advent of modern technology and extensive use of herbicides, this very pretty flower became almost extinct.
Extract from Starting out with native plants by Charlotte de la Bedoyere.
However, because it so attractive and rare, I personally, think it is well worth cultivating in gardens. If anyone in UK would like seeds, do not hesitate to ask. It is not invasive.
I collect seeds and show them in situ during the Spring.
Enough said....time to go back to the wheelbarrow:)