Monday, 29 June 2015

DELPHINIUMS - DREAMING SPIRES


I adore Delphiniums years ago I had an allotment next to someone who grew Delphiniums for show - can you imagine an allotment of Delphiniums it was like being in heaven when they were in flower.
One thing I learnt was that it is very difficult to cater for the needs of a Delphinium in a mixed border because they need so much protection from slugs and snails. So I find by giving them a bed to themsleves is by far the easiest way to grow them and enjoy their beauty.



Of course they don't actually have a bed to themselves - various plants have crept in, box edging grown from cuttings, a Sanders White rose from a cutting and several clematis crawl up the trellis behind the Delphiniums but then what would you expect in my garden


All have been grown from seed why wouldn't you when it is so easy and such lovely colours develop.


Sorry about the bindweed in my unkempt garden - I have since pulled it out but it will grow again in no time.


An old cooking apple tree to one side.


And to the other side a lovely Gleditsia one of a pair that arch over the path.