The 5 Day Flower Challenge 

7 Jan

Wow 161 days ago I wrote this post and never posted … 

I was Challenged by AnneeApple over on Instagram to take part in the #flowerchallenge. 

The challenge is to post a flower photo a day for 5 days and nominate a person to take part each day. 

I thought I would share my 5 days & some of our garden here with you also.

Day 1: Blue Borage. 

  
Due to our multipet, garden munching household & my love of holistic aromatherapy our garden is a medical edible garden in progress. 

I have been researching tradtional english herbs and medicinal plants as well as edible flowers suitable for our garden. A lot of these plants also have the added bonus of being butterfly & bee friendly. 

We have extending some of this planting at the HAF Allotment. 

This is a snippet of one of the sunnier garden boarders.

  
In this picture there is Blue Hyssop, Broad Leaf Sage, Blue Borage, Hidcote Lavender, Oregano, White Violas, Creeping Thyme & Golden Lemon Thyme. 

I have a Pinterest board dedicated to the on going sourcing of the garden if you are also interested in developing such a garden. 

Day 2: Sunflower. 

  
The Sunflowers at the Allotment are around 5ft Tall now, which is amazing considering the journey these shining beauties have been on.

They have come back from being leggy twisted stemed juveniles, who provided the local slugs with a tasty meal and got battered by the strong winds, to produce magnificent yellow shiny faces the size of tea plates. 

Day 3: Viola. 

  
Amongst the herbs and medicinal plants in our garden are also edible flowers. I like to decorate cakes and afternoon tea with these beautiful Violas. They are also a favourite of the Ducks! 

Day 4: Calendula. 

  
I have planted Calendula all over the place at home and at the allotment. Once it’s bright cheerful flowers are over I will dry them and use them in my natural remedies and soap making. 

Day 5: Flower Seeds 

  
These where a wonderful bargain in Wilcos today at 60p for the lot in the charity clearance area. 

I plan for these to be planted at the allotment next year as I felt we didn’t quiet have enough flowers and bee attractors at the allotment. 

For some reason my Sarah Raven Wildflower mix totally failed. We did however have beautiful Sunflowers, Calendula, Borage and Sweet Peas. 

  
And that’s my 5 day #flowerchallenge complete. 

Sx 

 

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4 Responses to “The 5 Day Flower Challenge ”

  1. Potted Roots Fri 18 January 2016 at 12:22 am #

    Good choices.

  2. bloominbootiful Sat 18 January 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    60p for the lot??? What a bargain!!! Must get down to Wilko’s!!!

    • Serotiny Sat 18 January 2016 at 6:07 pm #

      This was a few months ago unfortunately as I said in my post I wrote the post then forgot to post it 🙈 BUT at the end of summer next year keep an eye out as they are really good ! Sx

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