The beautiful warm sunshine that we have enjoyed for about two weeks has unfortunately gone, the wind has turned from the warm south and is now coming from the icy north! The warm spell has meant that new growth has been popping up everywhere, I hope that it doesn’t regret it when temperatures drop to near freezing at night. I keep reminding myself that at this time last year we had snow and freezing temperatures, so we haven’t done too badly this month with the warm spell that brought an end to all the awful rain which lasted for months. At last, our garden is drying out and at we have been able to cut the grass and clear away all the dead foliage from last year, what a difference just doing that has made!
Newly emerged foliage of Meconopsis Lingholm, so hairy you could stroke it.
Lovely foliage of Brunnera Jack Frost which just gets better and better as the months go by.
Pittosporum Irene Patterson with lower branches removed to make way for the Euphorbia underneath.
New foliage on Acer Sango Kaku in the woodland.
New growth on Paeony mlokosewitschtii in the front border.
New growth on Spiraea Goldflame under the pergola.
A large form of Caltha palustris by the pond.
Foliage of Arum italicum marmoratum, an old favourite which will continue until the summer.
Tree peony in the centre of the garden by the dead oak.
The purple foliage of Pittosporum Tom Thumb in the border by the dead oak.
New foliage on Rosa Geoff Hamilton.
Lovely golden foliage on Philadelphus coronarius aureus.
Help needed, Pulmonaria longifolia is being swamped by a small campanula, I must rescue it!
Euphorbia melliferra’s leaves stay through the winter here, adding to the hedge by next door’s garden.
Some of you may remember me having a dream about planting heucheras, at last I ordered them and am now about to plant them.
And a few more heucheras.
New foliage sprouting on Sambucus Black Lace.
All this new foliage shows so much promise so I’m hoping that this cold spell doesn’t spell disaster for all our little leaves. I’ve just looked out of the window, I can’t believe it, it’s snowing!!
Thanks once again to Christina at My Hesperides Garden, for hosting Garden Bloggers Foliage Day once more, do visit her to see foliage from around the world.