Regular follows of my posts may wonder why I haven’t been posting every day to show you the development of my treasured wisteria. Usually it is in full flower by the end of March and here we are in the middle of April and still I haven’t shared any images with you. Continue reading
Today it has been raining all day, with strong cold winds it wasn’t a day to spend time outside. Late in the afternoon I watched Friday’s Gardener’s World (available on You Tube; just as the programme finished I noticed it had begun to rain again but that the sun was also shining very brightly just before it went down. I rushed out with the camera (it was 18.10) to try to capture the amazing light. Continue reading
Our weather is strange; three or four days of very cold weather and rain; then a couple of days of glorious sunshine, so bright it was almost too strong to be eating lunch on the terrace without some shade! Continue reading
On the 26th January I wrote about my busy gardening week; but since then the weather has been anything but good so most of the work done has been in the greenhouse (report coming soon) rather than the garden.
Today, at last, there has been soon sunshine that had a little warm in it so I was able to prune most of the mutabilis roses. They had been pruned badly (by me) as a hedge between the drive and the vegetable garden. To be brutally honest they are too large a rose for where I have planted them; add to this that they have been cut so as not to scratch the cars and to keep them back from the pathway in the vegetable garden – the result was crossed stems and new strong shoots beginning high up old stems. I pruned all but three of the roses; I’ll show you what they look like when I’ve completed them all. But suffice to say that the view of the onion bed is now very open!
I have another tulip that is not as described on the pack; one has reached flowering stage well before the others but instead of Daytona (White frilled) I have this…..
It is fringed as Daytona should be and is not unattractive but it is always disappointing when things aren’t what they should be.
Or as it should be Crocus Tommasinianus Lilac Beauty (seems a very long name for something so delicate)
There are thousands of Grape hyacinths in the garden but this is the only one flowering.
You can see last year’s Sedum stems need cutting back – I have done some of the many around the garden; those remaining are growing quickly which makes cutting the stems off low more difficult.
When Chloris at The Blooming Garden writes her post for February flowers I’ll link to it.
I hope you are finding at least a few garden when you can get on with some work in the garden.
As I wrote yesterday in my In a vase on Monday post yesterday, when I was walking around the garden looking for things to pick for a vase I was very surprised to find that the yellow Crocus were flowering; as there are so few flowers around at the moment they made my heart jump with pleasure. Continue reading
In every border there is a splash of acid, attracting the eye and forming a bright backdrop to all the spring flowers. Of course, the acid is the from the flowering bracts of Euphorbia, both rigida and myrsinites. Continue reading
To say the weather has been mixed so far this week would be an under statement! Monday was sunny, war, with blue skies but a chill in the air from the wind. Yesterday, Tuesday, was dull and grey all day, still with a chill in the air, so much so I kept the greenhouse closed all day. Continue reading