And it looks like it is OUT like a lion too!! The end of February we had snow and freezing winds that did quite a lot of damage to the garden including burning the leaves of the olives which have lost more leaves than I’ve ever seen happen before, I don’t know if this will effect the crop for this year but certainly the trees will be weakened by the lack of leaves. The buds on the wisteria were just beginning to swell but the wind and minus 8°C temperatures have burnt them you so that although there may be some later flowers, I won’t have the wonderful display of previous years. But not everything is doom and despair in the garden this month.
Last spring I rescued scores of Euphorbia seedlings from the gravel and potted them into modules; this week I have begun planting them out onto the slope which I think will look great with masses of lime next year.
I thought tulips Mount Tacoma was early this year because of the cold weather in November but they flowered at the same time last year although it could be that they were chilled before planting them.
I’m going to order more Hyacinths for planting this autumn; they have done sterling work in giving early colour to the garden.
Viburnum carlesii which has an even better perfume than the divine burkwoodii and has dark pink buds has also opened today.
I’m linking to The Blooming Garden where Chloris shares her favourite ten plants of the month; do visit if you haven’t read it yet; she has a wonderful prose style that never fails to entertain!
I hope your Easter brings you better gardening weather than we’ve been promised here! Good Gardening