Today's 'In A Vase On Monday' is not quite as intended as a senior moment was responsible for me not picking a couple of planty bits and pieces at the allotment. I blame it on the heat. The larger watering can of the two belonged to my mother-in-law. It's been in a cupboard for some time but I've now realised that it's got vase potential so out it has come. The little watering can you can see in the second photo is usually resident on the Welsh dresser in the kitchen. The rabbit is supposed to Peter Rabbit hiding from Mr McGregor but those ears are a giveaway if ever there was one.
In the watering can are :
- Mathiasella bupleuroides 'Green Dream', which has really put on great growth this year and is after five years is probably getting too big for its allotted spot. The green bracts slowly flush pink as the season progresses. This umbellifer is native to Mexico but seems quite happy growing in north west England.
- Alchemilla mollis or 'Lady's Mantle' a favourite of mine despite its self-seeding habit.
- Scutelleria altisimma - I'm not sure where this plant came from and wonder if it arrived on its own accord. It has small blue and white hooded flowers just on one side of the stem. It beats alchemilla hands down for self-seeding so much so that I would not offer it to anybody. This plant or should I say colony of plants is in for the boot.
- Luzula - well I think it is anyway - it is a definite gatecrasher turning up uninvited some time ago but it is well behaved and considerate so has stayed.
It's raining softly now so planned weeding is on hold. Instead a welcome cup of coffee calls and then a virtual voyage of discovery to see what other folk have in their vases this week, all thanks to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden'.