Summer Flowers Start to Unfurl
We moved house in spring and I had a whole (almost) blank canvas of a garden to work with. I spent many hours arranging plants and potting up last years seed grown plants. The unusually cold winter has killed off about 15 plants, some of which I had only bought last autumn and so had never seen them in flower. This includes 4 species of coreopsis, one of my favourite plants. They are originally from the American prairies, so I suppose it’s no surprise that they struggled. The cold weather also delayed the spring growth of the flowers and the summer blooming perennials are only just beginning to flower in serious numbers.