Amidst the continuing heat, humidity and drought there is a general confusion. Some woodland species don’t know what to do better than aborting their fruits while others, like Actaea rubra, are in a hurry to have them ready so they can go to ‘sleep’.
In the garden, while collecting seeds of Cortusa matthioli very early in the morning, I noticed a new, fuzzy flower stem rising up from among the leaves.
As well, Aconitum ‘Ivorine’ shows a split personality, one trying to keep flowering, and one wanting to mature its fruits… Meanwhile, a Consolida ajacis decided to play tricks on me and flowered in a new, pale pink colour (in the header image); a nice addition to the blue form, already in the garden.
And what is this tall and fragrant, tag-less Primula doing here in the middle of July? Wait a minute, I remember, it is Primula florindae – a late flowering species. Why do I grow the Giant Himalayan cowslip which needs a lot of water? I am confused.
One thing they have in common though – and there’s no confusion about that – they are all easily grown from seeds.
(*Aconitum – seeds fresh or kept moist)