One of my favourite flowers. is the Centaurea 
The centaurea is great for my garden as it doesn’t mind the dry shade and is also happy in the sun. There are three types of this plant in my garden.  The third,  a white one did not come back this year. I have also added a Red Centaurea dealbata this year, but this is not yet in flower.



Blue centaurea
On Wednesday I looked out the window to see that the storm the night before had flattened one of my Centaurea. I had tied it up but only to itself, which as it turned out was not good enough.  I have now added to canes and lifted it up it seems non too worse for ware.
The name of this plant came from  Greek mythology. One of the centaurs, Chiron, is said to have used the flower to heal wounds after battle.  A friend of mine calls it the Hippy plant  I am not sure why.
purple centaurea
The number of flowers on this plant is impressive this year.

The Centaurea can be propagated by splitting or from seed.  I will be taking seed from these at the end of the year to increase their numbers.

purple centaurea
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We moved into this house in 2013. At that time the garden was a blank canvas, This blog is a scrapbook of my gardening journey. Something I can look back on and remember the highs and lows, something that perhaps other people will enjoy reading and hopefully commenting on along the way.

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