Fennel, white salvia, golden privet, pale lilac aster and calendula.
This is not a very inspiring vase, but the orange calendula lifts it up. I have to admit gardening has been a struggle for me this year, partly because of the weather and the depressing relentless onslaught of marestail but mainly because of having Sciatica from May onwards – Yikes! What agony!!!
Mercifully it is much easier to live with now. Have you ever had Sciatica? My sympathies if you have – it is grim!
To cheer myself up I ordered some irises from
I bought 3 of ‘Little Surprise’, I just love the mix of soft pink, pale lavender, cream and palest green in the flower;
one Bright Flash, a smaller iris with deep rich purple flowers; and some that were cheaper as they do not have a label. It will be fun to see what they are.
I ordered some irises last year and they were a magnet for slugs in the flower bed so I am going to try some in the waist high growing troughs I have just outside my front door. Hopefully I will be able to keep an eye on them here until they are grown-up enough to face life in the jungle.
The Siberica Irises I chose are 3 of White Swirl and some mystery mixed colours. I will have to make sure these are well watered until we get some more rain.