Friday, 14 June 2013

Nature In The Home

A difficult one this week. 'Your favourite plant,' suggested Lou.

I don't think I have a definitive favourite, but at the moment I adore the Aenenomes that are popping up in the garden. Also know as Wind Flowers (gorgeous name), they come in an array of sumptuous colours. They rise from nowhere into this elegant flower nodding in the breeze. Their leaves are pretty too; feathery and delicate. I think that's why I like them so much. They look so fragile, but are actually very tough.They curl up tight in the evening, and unfurl their petals when the sun shines. A very sensible flower. The pollinators love them.

Can you spot the little ant>

I haven't picked any this year, preferring to buy them from the greengrocer in Hayle. I'm intending on planting even more during Autumn. I dream of a huge swathe of them in the garden. You can buy a bag of corms very resonably. If you live in the UK, I would recommend Morrisons or Poundland. I have found that bulbs and seeds from supermarkets and discount stores grow as well as more expensive options. And you get more for your money. Seed maths! Like fashion maths. Have you ever applied this philosophy to your expenditure? I do it all the time. It justifies my seed stockpile quite nicely.

Have a great weekend. We were going camping, but heavy rain is forecast. Oh well.

Leanne xx


  1. Aren't they lovely. Sensible flowers work for me too. And I'm sure you'll have a great weekend, Plan B's are just as good in my experience he he :-)

  2. I hope you have a great weekend. I love anemones but have never grown any. I wonder how they would do here.

  3. I love your beautiful vibrant flowers hope you have a fun camping trip x

  4. I too love these and yes it's pretty tricky choosing a face. Is that a campervan I'm spotting on your blog header. We are seriously looking into getting one. Any suggestions here. Your blog looks wonderful and as I am constantly yearning to be back living by th sea I am planning on spending some more time here. Xo

  5. Just found your blog and loving it. Maybe we can follow each other on GFC or bloglovin? Please feel free to stop by my blog and let me know. XO

  6. I love anemones. You don't often see them for sale round here. I did try to grow them once with limited success. As usual you've inspired me to try harden in the garden Leanne! x