Spires in the garden

I always find this time of year a little disillusioning in the garden, I feel it should be glorious, a bigger version of June! Unfortunately reality doesn’t match my dreams, my garden has a lot of aquilegias, astrantias, geraniums as well as roses and the ubiquitous alchemilla mollis. These are all starting to look shabby and past it but they have just enough flowers out for me to feel mean cutting them back! The rain we’ve had recently has made everything grow, including the weeds.

So this is when I need my daily photo record to remind me that there are still beautiful plants in the garden…

The ‘spires’  are looking pretty good at the moment, veronica, physostegia and perovskia are all in flower. Physostegia is otherwise known as the obedient flower, apparently you can bend it and it will stay in postion, I can’t say I’ve ever tested that theory! Perovskia is Russian sage, I’m always amazed that it grows so well in my garden, I’ve got heavy clay soil and it just doesn’t look like it would like it, but it’s probably about 5 years old and looking happy.

The Obedient Flower


Russian Sage


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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