When I moved to this house 3 years ago there weren't many flower beds, and the ones that did exist were full of lots of weeds and strangled plants. So, in some of my spare time I've been clearing beds and creating new ones. I very rarely buy plants. Often people that I work for have too much of something as a lot of plants multiply by expanding sideways or self seeding. I hate throwing things away so I often bring home these unwanted lumps of plant and re-distribute them or plant them in my own garden. I also take cuttings, save seeds and grow things from seed. I do gardening on the cheap. Below are a couple of pictures from around the garden at the moment.
This is an area I only planted up this spring. I'm not sure if the rudbeckias are perennial or annual, a friend gave me the seedlings. They have been fabulous, flowering constantly all summer, and still going strong
|Sunflowers, rudbeckia, some kind of polygonum|
and a wild mullein which seeds itself around everywhere
|Sunflower, aren't they fabulous|
Below is a wonderful autumn show of pinky red colours, purely coincidence, as I just shove things in where there's a space!
|Fuchsia, a very late michaelmas daisy and sedum|
|Tall yellow daisy! |
This can be pretty invasive, but it looks fab here
I don't know what it is, not very professional of me!