Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

2011 and it’s May

The end of April was hot and sunny with temperatures hitting 27°C. Rather than April it was more like August and Spring flowers began to wilt. May began with bright sunshine and blue skies but the temperature dropped to 16 °C with a cool breeze. The flowers and even some of the bushes are beginning to wilt with lack of rainfall. For the first time ever it has become necessary to freshen up some areas of the garden with the watering can …

Domesticated bluebell flowering in May

Domesticated bluebell growing in May

Bluebell - domesticated

 

Columbine sometimes known as Aquilegia

Columbine also known as Aquilegia

Columbine is often sold in Garden Centres and Nurseries but it is probably the easiest of all plants to grow from seed. The seeds are large and black and will grow just about anywhere … simply scatter them wherever you would like them to flower and you should never be disappointed. They will come up year after year flowering throughout the Spring and Summer and often into early Autumn. Do watch out though as they are inclined to be prolific in multiplying their numbers around the garden. They even make themselves at home in gravel, sand and between slabs and cracks in concrete.

6 comments:

Ann said...

gorgeous pictures of the bluebells. We've had quite a lot of rain lately and still more in the forecast. I'm hoping we start drying up around here pretty soon. The sunny days seem to be too few and far between

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Russ said...

I have the perfect spot for the Columbine. On the other side of my wall. Nothing grows there. It would make that area very pretty.
I love the bell flowers. I like all varieties.
The weather has finally turned good around here. All the flowers are popping up.

BK said...

Beautiful flower! The weather been pretty hot over here too.