Lynis Coronata is a beautiful free flowering plant that bring a splash of colour in the middle of summer. Each plant sends up spikes with multiple flowers on the heads, leaving a beautiful display. Although be warned it can be a bit of a thug... Lynis will seed profusely and hundreds of plants will start to grow. That being said, as long the seedlings are removed it will not be a problem, in fact the small plants can just be pulled from the ground and repotted, then replanted somewhere else in the garden. Once you have one, you will never need to buy another again.
A Valerian and the remains of an Allium on a hot summer's day, Valerian, a wild flower in the UK, and considered by some a weed, attracts Butterflies and other pollinators to your garden. Valerian can spread itself quite freely and the seeds heads should be cut off to prevent it. I have a 4 year plant in my garden at the front, I now see many Valerian's in other people's gardens now. I am also forever plucking small plants out of the flower beds, however it is worth it due to the butterflies that appear in the garden.
My name is Jonathan and I enjoy working in my garden in my spare time. I am no professional, just an amateur. My second love is photography, shooting the flowers in my garden and of course sharing them with people who share my passions.