After a week of very cold, strong winds, thankfully they have now died down and it is far more pleasant working in the garden. During the week I was using the house to shelter me from the wind, depending on which way it was blowing, never the same two days running, but mostly I was hiding in the back or in the woodland. I have now ventured round onto the rockery where the weeding has now been finished and I have some more plants to put in to provide colour through the year. One day when I came round into the back, the wind was coming from the west and there was a wonderful smell of honey in the air, I knew straight away that Euphorbia melliferra was in flower!
As you can see the Euphorbia has grown over the bench which can’t be seen, never mind sat on, any more! This is aseedling of the one next to it, so I think it must be cut back and moved into the driveway border.
The flowers really do have a wonderful honey perfume, though strangely I have never seen any bees on it, only flies. Something pollinates it as I am always finding seedlings.
Pulsatilla vulgaris is such a pretty flower which seems very happy on my scree with good drainage. There are lots of buds this year so I will be able to enjoy it for a while.
also on the scree, is dainty Narcissus Segovia, such a tiny flower on a long stem.
Tulip Peppermint Stick is keeping its petals tightly closed while it is so cold, maybe next week when the temperatures warm up, I will be able to take a better photo.
Muscari Valerie Finnis has been flowering for some time on the scree, most of the flowers this week are from that spot. Really must find something for there to flower later in the year.
Cowslips or Primula veris, are now doing really well in various parts of the garden, some will have to be split soon to make more, to extend the drift that is forming.
There we have my 6 for this week. I’m sure the plants are glad that the bitterly cold wind has dropped, they have been battered this last week, poor things, but sun is on its way, or so they tell us! Hopefully I’ll get some planting done today.
Do pay a visit to Jon The Propagator to see what else is happening in the gardening world, you could be surprised!