In order to see the soapwort…

I cleared away the rocket growing around it.

I had somehow not expected the soapwort to have flowers. I’d been thinking purely in terms of its potential as an alternative to soap. However, soap which also flowers seems a good deal to me!

Anyway, I’d originally intended to clear away the rocket which had overgrown in the bog garden as well

but I can still see the flowers on my baby hosta

and the honey bees are so happy on the rocket flowers, the plants have had a reprieve.

Another flower which has self-seeded and might take over the garden is lavender. Here is a patch which I also discovered, once the rocket had been removed.

The poppies are still merrily flowering away round the garden but in small quantity, so they are not overwhelming. Perhaps the beans are keeping this batch under control.

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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13 Responses to In order to see the soapwort…

  1. skyeent says:

    So glad the soapwort is doing well. Mine is also flowering this last week or so. Pretty impressive having lavender seed around. I guess it proves your soil is sandy!

  2. You have lavender. How fortunate. I really like lavender but it doesn’t do well here with our thick clay soil.

  3. Self-seeded lavender is a surprise. We only have about 50% success with ours

  4. I saw a similar flower in our garden today and couldn’t remember what it was. After reading this post, I remembered planting soap wort there. I’d thought it died off last summer but it must still be going…

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