Sweet Rocket is beautifully perfumed, has edible young flowers and leaves, is loved by butterflies and is a perfect Cottage Garden plant.
It’s May; the month of reckless, exuberant blooming and the time when the air is full of the scent of Sweet Rocket blossom and of so many green things growing. My wildlife friendly Cottage Garden with its meandering paths, relaxed planting and imperfect lawns where chemicals can not be used, suddenly bursts into a carpet of wild flowers and I want to dance at the sight of it. I know that I must soon tidy and clip and mow, but, for today, I just want to stay amongst the Daisies and savour the natural beauty of the garden; made all the more blissfully paradisiacal by its imperfections.
Sweet Cicely in full bloom
A little place to sit, protected from the wind by the granite wall on one side and by Butchers Broom and Lovage on the other.
A nice place to sit.
There is a mirror hanging on the back wall of my summerhouse and it reflects back the changing aspects of the garden.
Daisies and strawberry cup Geums
Daisies and wild flowers in the grass
Strawberry cup Geums
Gillyflowers and Forget-me-nots and Cloud pruning tree in the background
Wild yello Welsh Poppies and Sweet Cicely