Good morning. What a beautiful morning it is again. The weather here is breaking records and filling us with a joie de vie. Gardeners are filling their boots and quite literally filling their boots with garden jobs and its debris at a time when, last year, we had not even begun the Winter clear up. So far, so good.
I am enjoying seeing bumblebees on the Viburnum bodnantense and hearing skylarks in the fields. Daffodils, snowdrops, primroses, crocus and hellebores are flowering, injecting pings or dots of colour around and about. It is Monday which means I need to bring something in from the garden to enjoy at close quarters and share with you and Cathy
Tiny black petals edged in gold are I believe Primula Silver Lace. These are an eye catching favourite of mine as I adore the tiny black petals so smart, so chic.
The crocus may be white but the purple markings on the outer petals are divine.
The pot is Japanese, purchased at Darsham Nurseries.
Have a great week and thanks for reading. D.
February, the new May? Possibly.
Today has reached a yummy 17 degrees, a truly beautiful day. I think that it is fair to say that most of us feel that Spring is on its way, certainly the garden and the birds think so. Hold up, not so fast, last year we had snowfall on 1 March. Hopefully there will not be a repeat this year but you never know, Winter is not over yet.
Looking around I have these six to share with you and Six on Saturday
- Crocus growing in the lawn are beginning to increase in number. My favourites are probably the white ones for the purple markings on the petals. Sweet.
- RosemaryI love Rosemary for its evergreen form, evocative aroma and pale blue flowers, early in Spring. Very early this year.
Primula silver lace is eye-catching and although I prefer the common primrose for its gentle shade of yellow there is something about the black petals that appeal to me.
This is Euphorbia rigida which I love for its blue toned foliage, pointy shaped with yellow flowers in Spring. It is more upright growing than E. Myrsinties.
5. Euphorbia (this is not a repeat)
This is the purple woodland spurge with the not catchy name of Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’ I like this plant for its dark foliage and red tones.
6. Euphorbia, I repeat, this is not a repeat.
Finally another woodland spurge this is Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
This is as tough as old boots and will tolerate most soil and positions. Loving all the Euphorbias today it seems.
Take a look at the Propagator blog for a super selection of sixes. Have a good weekend out there. D.
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.