Ornamental strawberries.

All change in the borders of an Uckfield garden

This month a lot of work has been done in the garden borders. The spring flowers are over so it was time to pull them out, or dead-head them, to make way for the summer flowers, writes the Uckfield News Anonymous Gardener.dead peony

Last month the peonies were looking wonderful, but already they have died and so this month they were dead headed. Remind yourself of their past glory by looking at last month’s gardening feature.

Ornamental strawberry plants are sprawling all over the garden. It would be nice except they have virtually no taste! One plant can be seen in the picture at the top of this page.

There is lots of colour in the garden at the moment. See some pictures below. Thanks to Sheila Pring who identified this yellow-flowered plant as Lysimachia, after we asked the question on the Uckfield News Facebook page.

Thanks too to Wendy Tagg (@wendytagg) who responded via our Twitter page with the common name Loosestrife and who sent the link to more information here.
yellow flowers

The lupins are looking great and starting to flower. One bee seemed to be enjoying them.

Lupin with bee

The wall flowers are also in bloom.


A newly planted red and white striped pansy is doing well.

red and white pansy1

The sweet peas transplanted last month were put by canes so they could grow up them, however they haven’t been growing up so were gently attached with string in the hope they would start climbing themselves.

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