I don’t often join with Chloris at the Blooming Garden when she writes about her favourite 10 plants for each month; however I think it is a good exercise to understand what pleasures each month brings. Continue reading
This past weekend has been glorious; sunshine that was actually warm; too hot for a fleece! I weeded and tidied the evergreen shrub beds and while doing so discovered the shoots of tulips pushing through the earth. I think the tulips in the garden will flower earlier this year because they have had their period of chilling before Christmas rather than having to wait for January and February. But sadly no tulips yet for my vase although next week – maybe. Continue reading
Another bright and sunny day here in central Italy, that said there was rain for a lot of the weekend and very heavy rain through the night.
But there is no denying that autumn is in the air, I therefore decided that I would celebrate the season with a vase of seed-heads and fruits. Continue reading
Monday is here again and time to look for something, from the garden, to put in a vase to join with Cathy at Rambling in the garden.
Over the weekend I was sure that this would be the week when I should put together something with the seed heads I have collected over the last few weeks; but when I went into the greenhouse this morning to check on germination of the seeds sown last week I realised that I really needed to pick some of the Ami majus which is growing like crazy, despite having been cut back and is demanding water as if it were an aquatic plant! As there are 24 9cm pots and I am going to need the pots and the space soon I am debating planting some out, what is there to lose? If 8 die, I’ll still have too many and I have sown more seed too. Continue reading