Summer blooms to pick

There are some lovely summer blooms out and about right now, ready for picking – purple geranium, roses, hydrangeas, astilbe, dahlias, gaillardia, Shasta daisies and lisianthus (or eustoma – these are very hard to grow from seed),  with eucalyptus and coleus for foliage fillers. 

What’s ready for picking in your garden?



    I have red-veined sorrel growing prolifically in my garden. Initially I planted it as a salad vegetable, but it has a very tough texture so we do not eat it. However I find it just perfect as foliage in a vase or bouquet. It’s just gorgeous to look at and the leaves are long-lasting when picked.

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