I have decided to post some images of the slope every week. It is the part of the garden that changes the most throughout the year. This part of the garden has large naturalistic drifts of plants, some are wild plants that blow into the garden, like the Verbascum that are about to flower, others are plants that just self-seed and so they choose where to plant themselves.
When I started the planting the slope I intended that it should be a little bit like a meadow with lots of Stipa tenuissima. There are still lots of Stipa but other plants have made their presence felt so it is now more prairie than meadow.
In future weeks I’ll try to post on Tuesdays to coincide with Cathy’s Words and Herbs Tuesday at Two post; it isn’t a meme but it seems like a fun thing to do (I doubt that I’ll be organised enough to post at the same time of day; this is relaxed Italy after all and not super efficient Germany!
There are still lots of Californian Poppies but their foliage isn’t looking so good now. I’m about to collect seed as the seed pods are ready to burst and I want some to give friends.
Solanum jasminoides has been flowering for a while, with all the rain it has grown huge!