My visit to the Grove a couple of days ago gave me a chance to compare some of the flowers growing wild there with some I’ve lately acquired for the garden. Needless to say, they look better in vast banks where they can self sow and expand. By itself and in a pot my fleabane is drooping in the fierce heat. Growing where it should it seems to love the sun.
Common Fleabane Pulicaria dysenterica
Here in the garden the wild daisy has yet to flower. At the Grove there are clumps all over the place, a delight!
Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
The birdsfoot trefoil I bought is a bit of a straggly mess waiting for a suitable time and place to be planted out… on the entry path to the grove patches lined the path.
Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus
I recently planted out some feathery-leaved yarrow with salsify in pots. Not too awe inspiring!
This is how it should look, a major insect attraction in a shady corner of the nature reserve.
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
I have some comfrey growing in the garden but all the flowers are now over and its a bit of a mess. Out in the wild, it’s a different story.
Rough Comfrey Symphytum asperum