This one has foxgloves (not too huge so fine for vases), a white cornflower, Briza mazima and Atriplex and a calendula I'm testing. I have Atriplex seeding everywhere and I think I can use it for foliage if it lasts well enough at this stage. There is also poppy peeping in. I seared the stem with a flame and it's lasted about 4 days so far. Probably not much longer though. It was an unusual colour.
This is Phlox drummondii 'Silver Stars'. It's trying to flower at about 10cm tall so I cruelly pinched out the top. I had to save it though. I can't wait for some taller stems. This is a shot glass.
Do join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for In a Vase on Monday.
Here is a new bed half planted. The phlox are at the front. I think they were in trays too long due to me going away at the wrong time. It's very quick to plant as there are no weeds and the compost is loose.
Not nearly as tidy. Cornflowers, stocks, sweet rocket, straw flowers and Calendula with new plantings of sunflowers and other things. The plastic at the back is to cover the soil until planting to keep the weeds down.
We've had to add another bowl as they barely fit into one bowl now and they do like water! Apparently their fluffy feathers are not waterproof yet but the water does seem to run off in true duck fashion. Our two ducks did have a paddling pool which was perfect for a pond. It sprang a leak but I'm going to try and seal it today as I think the ducklings are big enough for it now. The they'll have a bit more room.