Sorry for being so late but the Blogger was down yesterday and today was messy but we made it eventually. So here is Saturday evening's Floral Friday:Useful and Versatile Plants:
I have just noticed that I have some flowers on my teeny tiny Blueberry bushes. I'm so excited and I can't believe that they are going set fruit which has to hang on there all through the winter until January when they ripen.But I digress from my original plan to show you some of my favourite and useful garden plants.
Firstly these happy little Johnny Jump-ups. Aren't they just marvellous. I don't have any in my present garden but will fling some seeds around and hopefully they will be flowering in the Spring tra-la.
To digress a little again: For those of you who are not Gilbert and Sullivan fans; reference was made in The Mikado to 'The flowers that bloom in the Spring TRA-LA, have nothing to do with the case!" Now my Mum, who was a gardener and botanist extraordinaire, was also a G & S fan and the Mikado she knew almost by heart. She took me to see it when I was about 12 and I was an instant convert!
She would go about the house singing "Three little maids from school are we."
and "A wand'ring Minstrel I. A thing of shreds and patches."
So Mum could never, ever refer to the Spring without adding the 'tra-la' from
Nasturtiums! They come in yellow, orange, red and white and assorted combinations and make such a useful ground cover. They are a very old fashioned plant but making a comeback I'm happy to say. I remember them climbing over the garden gate.
Wisteria - How versatile is wisteria. It can flop on the ground, climb up a wall, over a pergola or an old clothesline or be trained as a standard AND they are all totally gorgeous!
Please join us and put your link in below so we can all see your gorgeous blooms.