The sun has shone all day and better still I had time to be in the garden all day to enjoy the warmth on my back as I weeded, cleared and finished pruning the wisteria on the Pergola over the terrace.I finished most of the wisteria on the 2nd February but only had the time and the weather on my side to finish the last small part today. The surprise is that today there were fat, fat buds – definitely flower buds and not foliage and that on one or two you could see colour – that means it will flower very early this year, that makes me very happy indeed.
I am very aware that when I write my posts on a sunny day I am full of hope and positive, when it’s raining or very windy I soon slip into a more negative mood. But these weekly posts are showing me that something is beautiful each week; I feel very blessed.
I love these, I want to plant more Anemones each year they are one of my earliest flowers and continue flowering over a very long period – what’s not to love about them.
I’m surprised and pleased that I now know that if I refrigerate my tulips when they are delivered and plant them in December I can have tulips from mid-February usually it is April. That means new tulips will flower early but those that have been in the ground for a number of years will be later really extending the season. I don’t like to pick tulips from the garden so will continue to plant as many as I can afford into pots in the greenhouse to cut for the house.
Can you see how bright the light is and that was at about 4pm today.
One of the great things about Exotic Emperor is that they all flower together making a really good show. This is fast becoming my favourite tulip.
What are you enjoying in your garden today? Does the weather affect your mood as much as it does mine? Enjoy your week, Christina