I absolutely love alliums. I am smitten.
I left them to go to seed and they really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Gardening really has turned my head. I wouldn't consider myself a wasteful person but since I'm taking my garden a bit more seriously, I don't like to waste anything.
Yes I have allium bulbs on order and to grow alliums from seed takes a good while from what I understand but still I found myself popping a brown paper bag on the seed head (like I've seen Carol Klein do on Gardeners World).
I cut the stem and then shook out as many seeds as I could.
I gathered the seeds in a small envelope for future use and I've sown three seeds for a start and popped them in the cold frame.
I shall just wait and see.
I've also got some coriander that has gone to seed and I'm thinking I will gather it either for sowing or cooking, either way they will be put to good use.
Six months ago I would not have even considered doing this, yes gardening does change you.
And finally, just wanted to share a couple of pictures. I went with the kids to visit family in Ruislip. A trip to the park and we came across several areas where they were growing wild flowers.