Last year, I bought a little gaillardia plant on the strength of the picture on the plastic label. Not being familiar with the plant, I was unprepared for the breathtaking flowers.
Now, up to its second flowering season, it’s covered in the striking red-and-yellow blooms. Bees love them. I bought a second plant for the back garden, but didn’t read the blurb properly — turned out to be a dark red flower.
The bees seemed to be scarce at the beginning of Spring, but I’m gradually seeing more of them in the garden. Because of the wonderfully wet year, the gums are flowering profusely and I suppose that’s where they’ve been.
I was horrified this morning when I realised I’d forgotten to post yesterday. But you know I’m a ‘gunna’ person. It’s what I do.
Thanks for looking.