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
For the next few weeks I’ll post some images of the Spring Walk on Fridays so I can see how it performs in its first year. Continue reading
Not much has been happening in the garden, hence no posts. But there are a few blooms out there. Not much new except I found this Anemone coronaria de Caen; I planted these bulbs without much hope of success as I’ve tried them before and none have ever grown. Maybe all the rain in the autumn encouraged them to grow, anyway this one is about to open its bud, the colour is supposed to be deep pink but from the colour I can see, I don’t think that will be true.
Several roses have buds and even open flowers; Rosa Stanwell perpetual is showing that it is truly perpetual as long as it has enough water.
The weather has been changeable. Rain, mild temperatures, we were even able to have lunch on the terrace on Saturday, but cold temperatures are forecast for the end of this week (minus 6°C is promised so I must turn off the water going to taps around the garden and open the taps so they aren’t damaged (last year I missed one and the whole tap sort of exploded).
More in keeping with the season are Teucrium fruticosa, Prostrate rosemary and the beautiful Iris unguicularis.
Pretty violas, in a pot I can see from the kitchen window, show their smiling faces and always make me smile.
Viburnum tinus has a few buds just beginning to open and Eleagnus is still attracting and insects that are in the garden with its strong perfume.
A few plants are just plain confused, Ceanothus and Osteospernum shouldn’t be flowering now, nor should this Salvia!
A very happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, January 2013, to all my fellow bloggers. Thanks to Carol for hosting; why not check out at May Dreams for other posts to bring a little sunshine into our lives.