The garden this week – changable weather

In Monday’s post I mentioned that the weather forecast was for rain but that it was a lovely sunny morning. Continue reading

Advertisements

Spring IS coming!

The weather is very mixed at the moment, but the very cold temperatures are gone for a while although we are still threatened with some snow this month – I’ve no idea if it will actually snow here.  On sunny, clear sky days there is already real warmth in the sun and the greenhouse heats up quickly if I don’t open the door early.  On dull days, like today it doesn’t feel very warm but most days this week the temperatures have reached double figures during the day , dropping by 5 or 6°C at night. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – fun with red

Cathy of Rambling in the garden  in the garden who hosts this popular meme guessed  what would be in one vase today when she read my post last week about what I was enjoying in the garden, so to keep her interested and surprised I picked some flowers in a colour I don’t think I’ve ever used before – red! Continue reading

The Spring Walk – Still Good!

Despite the rain, despite the hail the Spring walk is only slowly fading into summer.

I am so pleased with this planting although I certainly need to add other bulbs to extend the season, especially earlier in the year. I will add Iris reticulata, maybe I’ll try again with some small narcissus and I’ve already moved some of the winter flowering Iris unguicularis and species freesia to the border. For the end of the season I will add Dutch Iris, probably a mixed pack to keep the random effect going. Continue reading