There is an abundance of wildflowers at the moment as we are approaching the summer solstice. I have been enjoying posts of fellow bloggers showing the wildflowers from different places around the world. Today I have ventured out again and made an exciting discovery of Himalayan balsam, which is a completely new plant to me. It is an invasive species and can be found along river banks just like this one. It typically grows up to 1-2 meters and has beautiful pink flowers which captivated me.
I have not written the wildflowers post in May as I was away at the end of the month so here are the highlights of what has been blooming in the recent two months.
Sadly, I did not have any good photos of poppies and cornflowers which to my are the real summer star flowers. The thistles and burdocks are coming into bloom now and I am looking forward to another month and more wildflower findings.
I have gone for a week home and spent most of my free time in my parents garden. I managed to do some weeding which I used to hate a lot when growing up. Helping out in the garden and then making all sorts of pickles and jams took some part of my adolescent years. I wouldn’t say I liked it back then. We grew most of our fruit and veg and used to make a burrow in the ground to store the root vegetables over the winter. My parents still grow quite a lot but it is flowers I am most drawn to. As I child I would disappear in the patch of the garden peas which were my favourites to eat and now I will wander around flowers for most of the time to look at their shapes and colours.