Flowers in Bloom – Fennel
Bronze Fennel stands tall to the right of her friends
This weeks “Flower in Bloom” is actually a herb – Bronze Fennel.
She has been a star in my garden for some years now, reappearing every spring after dying back each winter. She is growing taller and more beautiful year on year.
I wanted to showcase her this week for her awesome role in my garden’s ecosystem.
My poor roses have recently been attacked by greenfly, so I was ready use my soapy water cure (my garden is organic) when I noticed a curious thing….
Thousands of greenfly began to migrate onto my dear Bronze Fennel. She never complained!
A number of small birds lunched on those greenfly. The snail population dined on her decimated stalks.
Happily, Bronze Fennel is renewing her feather like leaves as I speak, after her daring rescue mission. God bless her!
A few of her neighbours are thriving once more:
“James Galway” is smiling again!
“Pilgrim” is blossoming too….
Everything in the garden is rosy …. Please forgive the pun!