creating something out of a lot of little nothings
The mind I love must have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little wood ... a pool that nobody's fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind. ~ Katherine Mansfield
Thursday, 1 September 2011
Second Flush Flowering
I was mooching round the garden yesterday, camera in hand, looking for something to blog about today, when I spotted this Campanula which has decided to come into flower again. They start flowering in the early summer and that is it, why should this year be different - who knows? But this caused me to look more closely to see what else had decided to give a second flush.
New growth on the Delphiniums for a start. What is going on? Normally, once they have finished flowering I cut them down, and they disappear till the following year. Not this year, they are pushing out new foliage, which looks bright and fresh against the surrounding plants. I doubt much else will happen with it as it is far too late in the year - but what a nice surprise.
The Pyracantha too have decided to put on a beautiful display for late summer.
They certainly bring a little sunshine to the dull days.