Tag Archives: Allium

Six on Saturday – 23rd May 2020

So the weather has changed and we’ve had strong winds and rain the last two days which have left most of the alliums horizontal!

Thankfully the lupins, which are not very tall and have just started flowering, have been okay.

In the greenhouse, I have been harvesting and drying chamomile flowers to make room for tomato plants.

Also in the greenhouse for the last two days (probably taking shelter form the wind), has been a leaf cutter bee (Megachile species).

My brassicas are behind but at least they have germinated now. Here red cabbage, but I have also white cabbage, Romanesco, broccoli and Brussel spouts.

And finally for this week’s six Meadow cranesbill – Geranium pratense

Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday

Allium – Flower of the day

We are experiencing exceptional high temperatures for the West of Ireland – we seem to be going from one extreme to another this year. Yesterday, we hit 27 degrees and today the forecasters say we may hit the 30s! In the garden, flowers are suffering – not being used to this heat and constant sunshine.

However, one flower is looking pretty groovy. I planted these alliums last winter and am really impressed by the geometric patterns. They really are like fireworks. And I will be seeing if I can get some more this autumn.



Also joining in Cee’s Flower of the Day.