I have removed the majority of seed heads from the primulas and meconopsis allowing only a few to develop for seed, even though I do this each year I still have hundreds of self-sown primula seedlings plus a few meconopsis which unfortunately have to be treated as weeds with few exceptions. I wish I could keep them all!
Here are a few snippets from a walk round the garden:
On one side of a central bed which although it gets a fair amount of sun is very damp, the candelabra primulas, foxgloves and meconopsis are now past their best and are being followed on by the Angel's Fishing Rods (Dierama), Primula florindae, lilies and geraniums. The spiky leaves are young iris plants which have not flowered this year.
Geranium pratense 'Splish Splash' in amongst Primula florindae with lily stems in the background.
This is a particularly well marked seedling of Digitalis 'Pam's Choice'. There are always a few which pop up every year from a sowing made about five years ago.
On a completely different tack, because much of the garden is in shade and is rather damp I do not grow many roses but couldn't resist the rambler 'Albertine'. I love the way the deep coral pink buds open into the much lighter pink flowers with a heavenly scent thrown in.
Bee eating badgers.
On the fauna front I have experienced badgers digging up a couple of bumble bee nests this year in the garden. Apparently they do this and are believed to eat the bees, grubs and what little honey is produced. Naturally this is not a much publicised aspect of badger behaviour.