Wednesday, June 8, 2016
This post might be more than you ever wanted to see of our garden. Sorry about that, in advance.
First, our garden fox, slinking along the back wall. Despite all the impenetrable ivy the wall has become the fox's main travel route between our garden and those of our neighbors. That's Totoro hanging in front of the fox's haunches.
Last summer, I rescued a battered, potted hydrangea I found lying on the ground in East London. This year, it's rewarding us with some delicate, butterfly-shaped blossoms.
Does anybody have any idea what this is? It grew up in the middle of our rose bed, and it's so unusual I decided not to mow it. It's now about two feet tall. I'm sure it's some kind of weed but it's quite dramatic!
Until this year, this rose bush had never bloomed. Now we know what the flowers look like!
Several months ago Dave planted a foxglove that he bought from a nursery. It's grown about five and a half feet tall with a dramatic flower spike, covered with slipper-shaped speckled blossoms...
...and then we realized we also have a wild foxglove at the side of the house, growing through a crack in the pavement! Granted, it's only about two and a half feet tall, and the flowers are more modest.
Finally, our rescued geraniums and rescued lavender, which seem to be prospering! Apparently we've become an abandoned plant rescue center.