Day Two

The theme for Becky’s  April Squares challenge is ‘top’ 

    1. On Top of the World – summit, crown, peak or uppermost part of something
    2. Under the Big Top – topping or covering (or if you’re really lucky circus)
    3. Room at the Top – first or highest in position
    4. Cherry on Top – something made even more wonderful by becoming square
    5. Top and Tail – or maybe you’d prefer to play around with word combinations such as top dog, top stitch, top full, top line, top fruit, top hat, top secret, top knot, top drawer and top dollar!
on top of the world Bee on Allium

Last summer I grew Allium sphaerocephalon. It is also known as the drumstick allium because it  bears dense green drumstick-style flower heads which mature to maroon-red. It’s a great choice for growing in a mixed herbaceous border among ornamental grasses, or in gravel gardens. It also works well in a pot. And the bees love it!

April Squares | Day Two

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

19 thoughts on “Day Two”

    1. I hope they will be back this year. Seen a few fat bumblebees so far, but no honey bees yet, probably still a bit cold.

  1. I’ve made a note of these. They are pretty and I’ll be looking for some of these to add to my garden … if and when we finally get out of ‘storage’.

  2. My cousin keeps bees, and she had a lot of honey bees around her hives in March. Lots of bumles around here at the moment, huge ones! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. I didn’t have much success with ‘Purple Sensation’ the first time I planted alliums and they are supposedly easy!

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