Most of my flowers this week are plants which spread themselves around without too much help given a slightly welcoming environment. There are a lot of twisty extending stems, a few herbs which have run wild, and one or two which are weeds.
Wild strawberries, Mint, and Jasmine are everywhere at this time of year. The Jasmine is from the city, as are the Wisteria leaves. Jasmine smells divine and I love it but it can do a lot of damage in the bush.
The poppies are not really wild for us as yet, but they do self seed, and this one grew up beside the sink in the greenhouse.
The blue flowers are called Chinese Forget-me-not here. I adore this colour of blue. They make very prickly seeds which attach to people and dogs and are easily spread. There are several sorts of columbine, the dark ones are called Chocolate Soldier, and the yellow and red are Aquilegia canadensis.
The Foxglove is the first to flower from seed sown around a year ago, this one is called Pam’s Choice. Farmers consider this to be a weed, because it can be poisonous to stock. I have only planted special varieties and I will try to collect the seed or cut down the flowers before they seed.
I planted the Salad Burnet for eating and we don’t use it much, but I like the way it looks. I think I need to harvest it when it’s younger. These are about to go to seed, so I will try to collect the seeds and plant more. My Scilla Natalensis from last week is in there as well.
Thanks to Cathy for hosting ‘In a Vase on Monday’ every week at Rambling in the Garden.