go The bright yellow faces of the sunflowers are such a cheerful sight, but the dilemma facing gardeners is whether or not to deadhead the spent flowers.
The beautiful white Echinacea is a hardy perennial which thrives in clay soil (always a must in our garden). The bees and butterflies find the flowers attractive and the birds love the seedheads.
I grew this Globe Artichoke from seed many years ago and it attracts lots of attention from passers-by, as well as bees and other insects.
Easily grown from seed, Nicandra physaloides is an annual which reaches approximately a metre in height.Continue reading
This lemon scented plant is loved by bees and butterflies.
The Gloucestershire village of Elkstone is one of the highest villages in the Cotswolds and is situated half way between Cirencester and Cheltenham.
An evergreen perennial which produces highly scented pink flowers from late spring into summer.
The half-timbered lych-gate at St Mary’s church, Painswick in Gloucestershire, looking pretty with the crocuses blooming in the sunshine today. The churchyard is world-famous for its 99 clipped yew trees.
Painswick is sometimes referred to at ‘The Queen of the Cotswolds’ and is a photographer’s paradise.
The BBC drama, The Casual Vacancy based on a story by JK Rowling, is partly set in the village of Painswick.