The garden is an ever changing project. Each year recently I have decided to do something with the middle section of the garden. One year it was a chamomile lawn, one year sunflowers, and last year it was vegetables. I go for weeks without doing anything to it, then have a big blitz, and attempt to pull up the massive weeds, cut things back, then take it all to the recycling centre, (the tip!) Well this year, after an initial blitz, I then did nothing for weeks, and the constant rain, followed by a lot of sun, produced a mass of plants. I then decided to just leave it, as the bees are happy, it looks good and I don't have any spare time. I have been going up to the pond to check the progress of the yellow flags, as you can't see them from the kitchen. They were already in the pond when we moved here, and all they need is cutting back in the autumn.
The pink geraniums were from my sister in law Jenny, and have spread everywhere.
The lavender behind the bee is one I grew from seed years ago.
It lasts well and has self seeded on the steps. Behind that is a bay tree that started off quite small in a pot, and has now rooted in the ground through the pot which is slowly disintegrating around it.
Steve!) Interestingly, I didn't see any bees on it while I was out there. Jenny gave me that too. Also there is fennel growing. Fennel loves our garden. Another bee favourite and a really tall plant that looks good right until the seedheads emerge, so I only cut that down at the end of winter. I can't remember where it was from but it is another self-seeder.