Don’t expect miracles. Mine has become a forested garden over the years with very few sunny spots. Add to that a prolonged drought that has led me to try ‘container’ gardening and you will appreciate that I do not grow flowers in abundance. Nonetheless, here are seven bright blooms that bring me considerable joy after a summer of no flowers at all.
What we colloquially call Wild Garlic. I have planted these all over the garden, but there are only two blooming at the moment – in the sunniest spot.
The only Geranium to survive the summer – when it should have been blooming.
Tiny Marigolds blooming in a pot.
Alyssum, which I hope will seed itself and regenerate in other parts of the garden – also growing in a pot.
A robust Aloe Tenoir, which has not grown any larger in eight years. I give it top marks for tenacity.
Canary Creeper. These bright yellow flowers are draped all over our garden and swathes of them cover trees and bushes in the suburb, attracting all sorts of insects.
A variety of Lavender which I grew from a slip taken from a friend’s garden a few years ago.
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