May 8th 2016 More flowers in the countryside

Convolvulous althaeoides growing just outside the garden, not particularly invasive so I would leave in the garden if it comes in.


Convolvulous althaeoides

There are thistles everywhere now

There are thistles everywhere now

18 thoughts on “May 8th 2016 More flowers in the countryside

  1. Hi Christina the first wild flower I had her in my garden last year and became super-invasive. Nothing served me try to remove it root, as had very deep root and grind them but grew again in no time. Watch her because I started attacking me with heat. Greetings from Margarita.

    • I keep the thistle out at all costs Donna but I actually bought one like the pretty little convolvulus once in the UK and couldn’t keep it alive.

    • The little convolvulus isn’t nearly as invasive as other kinds of convolvulus although it would be troublesome in areas that are irrigated as then I think it would get out of control.

  2. I love that little convolvulus, it is not at all invasive here. In fact I lost mine, but near here, a neighbour has a lovely clump flourishing in the sun.

  3. I’ve found many “weeds” for sale in the native plants sections of nurseries. As a result, some of them have been allowed to creep into garden areas without fear of assault.

    • At a garden show last year the biggest seller was pots of red poppies and blue cornflowers. Both of which are annuals and would be finished in a week and wouldn’t necessarily seed for the following year.

  4. There are so many beautiful flowers growing this May that some clumps of them look as beautiful as any garden. I listened to a short talk recently encouraging completely wild gardens using whatever sprung up. I must admit the wild plot being pointed to was untouched and looked great. He did not go on to elaborate what to do with the plot after the first spring flush but probably it is possible with perseverance. Amelia

    • I’ve heard of this type of garden but without some structural plants I think it would have a very short period when it looked good. My slope is allowed to change and develop but still needs weeding and some shrub planting to look good all year.

      • He pointed out some natural grasses which actually were very nice. I love hedge parsley too, which is structural and he accepted paths whether trodden or stone. It is the dry, barren summer time that I cannot imagine but I suppose there would be bushes like Hawthorn.

    • The fields around here that I’ve been sharing with you only look beautiful now; in summer they will just be golden brown and in winter they are green.

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