Friday, 18 May 2012

Weeds I can live with...

In between the rain I've been trying to keep on top of the weeds, only some are too pretty to part with...

I don't know it's name but this beautiful purple flower has self seeded all along my borders. It looks so kapow! against the Euphorbia that right now it's my favourite colour combination in the garden...

I'm hoping this year it will self seed more and more and more..

And it's a good excuse not to go wild with the weeding!

Do you have any weeds you can't live without? Or is it just me!!!

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  1. Isn't it wonderful how nature provides perfect combinations in places where the plants are just so happy!
    I'm pretty sure the purple plant is honesty, and it will self sow beautifully as well as giving you the wonderful papery seed pods.
    Have a good weekend :-)

  2. We call that purple flower wild phlox .. it grows wild along roadsides here in New England and is sometimes white also ... your flower beds are just lovely! My loveable weeds are wild violets and wild strawberries that grow all over our yard and back terrace.

  3. I second the vote for honesty - I have a rapidly expanding patch of it just outside my window as I type, all mixed up with euphorbia the same as yours! It self sows readily but it's also very easy to collect the seed pods - and they are gorgeous dried and in a vase too.

  4. A third vote for honesty - if it has round flat seed pods them you can be sure.

    WE have really pretty cyclamen that self seed - the trouble is there are far too many of them.

  5. I think it's Honesty too. Euphorbia is my favourite - Robie? The rain is certainly bringing the weeds job of weeding the patio is looming!

  6. They are so pretty. I wouldn't pull them either. In fact we never pull anything that's blooming, weed or not. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Proof that weeds can be beautiful. I enjoyed reading your profile....I am a wannabe farmer too.

    I am your new follower too.


  8. Looks like "Dame's Rocket" ... I have it blooming right now along my golf course border. I hope mine reseeds - this is the first year for it.

    Your border looks lovely!

  9. it seems with this weather that weeds are the only things doing really well and if they make the garden look pretty, I can handle them!

  10. Wow how beautiful., it looks as though it might be honesty? Lovely plant. I'm a sucker for weeds and find it hard to remove many of them. Love in a mist is one I find really hard to weed out, but it does smother some of the things I'm also really fond of - sigh!

  11. Those colours look fab together. I think I read somewhere that a weed is only a plant growing in the wrong place, so if we like them where they are then I guess they aren't weeds!! I love honesty and used to enjoy peeling the sides of the pod away to reveal the delicate transparent part, but I also love speedwell, scarlet pimpernel, daisies, poppies that have blown in...

  12. It's lovely! We have the prettiest little white star-shaped, long-stemmed 'weeds' growing in our lawn. I'm going to have to pick them all to save them from the lawn mower!


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