I feel a rockery should be a riot of colour in the spring, meteorologically it is now spring, it started yesterday, but our rockery behind the alpine scree is quite frankly….boring! One clump of narcissus is certainly not a riot of colour, so something needed to be done.
A quick visit to the local garden centre means that I have some instant colour to add, nothing special, nothing out of the ordinary, just some good tried and tested plants that should improve the look of the rockery at this time of year.
There were lots of new buds waiting to open, so after removing the spent flowers, it looked as good as new. This afternoon I managed to plant all the plants that need leaf mould added to the soil.
I have some lilac ones that I can move from somewhere else in the garden.
When the snowdrop flowers have gone over, I can split one of my large clumps of wildings and plant them among the cyclamen and I must also remember to plant more narcissus and crocus in the autumn.
Rain is forecast for tomorrow but it should be dry on Saturday so I can see that I’m going to be busy!