I have been absent from My Hesperides Garden on and off for the last 10 days. As some of you will have read in my comments to Monday’s vase post my husband is in hospital. He has had knee replacement surgery and is now following the hospital’s rigorous physiotherapy programme.
Tulips continue to open their buds around the garden which is giving me immense pleasure. I continue to be amazed by their flowering so much earlier following being chilled before planting out.
I love that because the new tulips are flowering earlier they are flowering for longer in the cooler temperatures.
Exotic Emperor came into flower about the 24th February, they are looking a little ragged now but still adding to the feeling that the garden is slowly filling with flowers.
I ordered T. Request but I’m not sure that this is correct – if you have any ideas do please tell me.
T. Purple Peony has produced much better flowers in the ground that it did in a pot in the greenhouse, so that’s good to remember for another year.
By adding new chilled tulips to the garden the season will be extended by almost 2 months.
I haven’t been showing the slope on a regular basis as I once did. It is coming to life with new shoots, masses of Californian poppy seedlings and the stream of Muscari is still there although some of the bulbs are disappearing under the rosemary.
I planted 100 Anemone coronaria ‘The Bride’ and have been rewarded with hundreds of flowers, I hope these will begin to seed themselves around the garden as well as A. ‘Sylphide’ has done. I have found 4 seedling in various places where I know there were no plants plus of course there may be more closer to the original plants.
Never before have there been so many flowers, the perfume is wonderful.
I have seen that spring is arriving almost everywhere now (autumn in the Southern Hemisphere) so that we are all enjoying a change in season and all that brings.
What is giving you the most pleasure this week?