I have put a few plants into the 'Mushroom Garden' (see HERE), and having had some rain in the last few days, I hope they will get established. As you can see, the grass is growing well around the bed, but it is too damp at the moment to cut.
I have put in lavender, and some succulent-like plants, as the bed is in full sun and does not get watered as much as the vegetable garden, so I hope these species will be suited to this drier environment.
Choisya Ternata (Sundance)
This shrub was only bought last year and we hope it will grow quickly to hide a neighbour's wall.
The quince tree is just coming into flower
This tulip opened in the sun just before the last few days of rain
but this 'black' tulip is keeping me in suspense
The white bells are already out
The bluebells are not quite ready yet which I am happy about, as I do not want the white and blue to cross pollinate.
Also plentiful in the garden are the uninvited flowers, some pretty, and I am happy to see like the violets, but others like the clover I can do well without.
I think this is ground ivy, it is very widespread!
I believe this to be one of the speedwell family
I am not sure about this one, and I cannot relocate it in the garden to check the leaves!
Violet family, this one was quite dark; others are much lighter, but we have quite a carpet of them.
Finally a mystery new arrival; the flower is very tiny, barely 5mm (1/4 inch) in diameter and the plant is spreading rapidly!!