Blooming Evington!

Here we feature some of the flowering plants we’ve spotted around the Evington area this month. We expect you’ve seen them too but, if not, keep a look out when you’re on your walks! In case you see anything you’d like to grow, we’ve included a few ideas and links to help you.

If you have images of and information on your favourite blooms at any time, please email them to us and we’ll include them in the appropriate monthly section.

Cornflowers
June 2021

Cornflower

Here’s a lovely sight: bright-purple coloured cornflowers bursting out from one of our raised fruit and vegetable beds. These vary in height and the number of flowers on each plant. In our front mini-meadow, we have a few single flowered cornflower dotted around, with a height of about 30cm. The one in the picture is over a metre tall, with crowds of flowers. They’re easy to grow – ours self-seeded, probably from the ones we grew last summer in our wild-flower corner and we just let it develop – and come in all sorts of colours. You can buy a pack of seeds from Bennett’s and sprinkle them around in September or next March.
Growing guide: https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants

Field poppies in our wild-flower corner
June 2021

Field Poppies

Like the cornflowers, field poppies are really easy to grow from seed. We sowed these in our wild-flower corner and they grow up with the grass to give a lovely naturalised look. You don’t have to plant them in your lawn as they look great in flower borders, containers and even in gravel and gaps between slabs or block-paving.
Growing guide: https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/nature-on-your-doorstep/garden-activities/sowapoppypatch/

Wild-flower patch
June 2021

Wildflower patch

Here’s a range of flowers that have brightened up a corner of our front garden. the display is dominated by purple-tansy which has attracted bees in great numbers. There’s a field poppy or two in there, along with borage, corn-chamomile, Californian poppy and ragwort. We bought our wild seed mix here and we also choose individual species, to create our own mix, here.
Growing guide: https://www.littlegreenshoots.uk/ecnr/wildflower-area/

Hot-lips sage in the Kitchen Garden
June 2021

Hot-lips Sage

Here’s a range of flowers that have brightened up a corner of our front garden. the display is dominated by purple-tansy which has attracted bees in great numbers. There’s a field poppy or two in there, along with borage, corn-chamomile, Californian poppy and ragwort. We bought our wild seed mix here and we also choose individual species, to create our own mix, here.
Growing guide: https://www.littlegreenshoots.uk/ecnr/wildflower-area/