crocus, crocus prins claus, grown by me, hellebore hybrid, Helleborus orientalis 'Harvington Hybrids', helleborus viri, in a vase on Monday, March, Primula vulgaris, Viburnum bodnantense dawn
Ding dong the snow has gone and Monday started out with so much promise, mild and bright. Alas the rain came later and my garden which was already resembling swill is now ankle-deep in water in places. Trying not to dwell on the damage that this will be doing to some plants, I have collected a rare few flowers to show you and readers of Cathys blog today. Do try to pop over to see her lovely blog, you will be amazed with what you see in some other vases.
Less ‘in a vase’, rather more ‘set out to dry’.
Crocus, Prins Claus
Viburnum bodnantense Dawn
The forecast for the next few days, in my neck of the woods at least, is for rain and highs of 8 or 9 degrees, positively balmy after the last few days. Hoping you have a good week. D.
Lovely to salvage such pretty blooms after such vicious weather. It is quite mild now but still so soggy, our poor plants are having a difficult time.
It is so tough for them and my poor plants have their ankles in clods of blue clay.
Lovely rescues. Hope sunshine comes your way.
Ah thank you 😊
Ah the rain… 😦 Have you mentioned your clay soil before? Has it been a problem in wet weather before or is it because the ground is still frozen underneath? I am so glad you have rescued some pretty blooms to dry out and share with us and hope that the water recedes pretty soon…
I am on very heavy clay on low lying ground. We are on a ditch system in this village rather than mains drain. So it is an issue here not helped by all the rain then snow melt then rain again. Yuck!
So the storm water from your houses feeds into the ditches too? That certainly is not going to help
Yes that’s the set up. Generally it’s not a problem and works well until you get an issue like the weather this Winter. Trying to stay off the garden but there’s so much to do!
Donna Donabella said:
This was a treat to see these blooms. My garden has been underwater in many spots all of February with all the thaws, then rain and snows and now we keep the cycle going in March….so I know how you feel.
Oh Donna it is dreadful to see so much water standing in the garden. It is time we got some dry weather or I feel I will never get chance to clear the ground before it all starts growing again. Keep smiling!
Kris Peterson said:
That does seem to have been a horrific storm! I can’t help being envious when rain is mentioned as we’ve had a pathetic showing during what is really our one and only rainy season this winter but I can appreciate that rain day-in and day-out must get tiresome. At least you managed to uncover some pretty blooms despite the weather. I hope spring will visit you soon.
Hi Kris I feel guilty moaning about rain as I know there are too many places in the world desperate for rain. That said we have had more than we need. My ground was saturated anyway so now with snow melt and further rain I am sloshing around. I do hope you get some rain and we get A dry calm spell. Tricky business weather, isn’t it.
Lovely photos! It’s warming up here too at last. 🙂
Crocus as a cut flower? Viburnum as a cut flower?! These seem like unusual choices. Of course, I am not familiar with that viburnum.
Slim pickings in my garden presently. The viburnum is pretty, flowering on bare wood, highly scented. The crocus is not a usual specimen for picking as it is so very small but as everything was drowned from snow melt and now rain I figured it had nothing to lose. Thanks for reading
That is exactly our forecast too! I know rain is good but I’ve already had enough of grey days and long for warm sunny days or even just sunny would do! Pretty flowers, will you float them when they’ve dried out?
They are floating as we speak Christina. Looking very pretty too.
Let’s hope we get the weather we want soon