At last! Friday and Saturday were gorgeous days; sunny but not cold, not cold at all. A day to open the windows to let the heat in. Spring? Well all gardeners only need a little sunshine to believe the end of winter is in sight. Today, of course, is grey with a cold wind and so it’s back to wanting to be in fount of the fire. But at least those two days remind me about spring.
The garden has its own rhythms, more dependent on day length than the temperature.
If I see any snowdrops for sale in pots, I’ll buy some more and I might try to spot when the seedpods are ready to open and sow them into pots to increase stock
The jolly little faces of Violas are in pots on the terrace, tulip shoots are pushing though.
There are now three clumps of Iris unguicularis in the garden. They flower for so long and seem so delicate, but flower on the coldest of days.
The Anemones produce copious amounts of seed and a few do eventually grow but again I think I could increase stocks more consistently if I sow some of my saved seed. Does anyone know if they need heat to germinate or a would they be better left in the coldframe to experience some cold?
Something to enjoy even on very cold days is the wonderful sunsets. So difficult to capture but a pleasure just to sit gasping at the colours nature can produce.
Have a good week.