Six on Saturday 09. 04. 2022.

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!

No 1

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.

No 2

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.

No 3

also on the scree, is dainty Narcissus Segovia, such a tiny flower on a long stem.

No 4

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.

No 5

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.

No 6

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!

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8 Responses to Six on Saturday 09. 04. 2022.

  1. Rosie says:

    What a wonderful name for that Tulip, is sounds delicious! A shame we can smell your lovely plants.

    • Pauline says:

      It is a very apt name Rosie as when it opens, the other petals are white which does make it look like a stick of rock.The perfume from Euphorbia melliferra is divine, it wafts across the garden and catches you unawares.

  2. Denise says:

    You are certainly having some inclement weather Pauline! It must improve soon I suspect. Euphorbias are one of my favorites though the melliferra would not manage here I’m afraid.

    • Pauline says:

      They keep promising us warmer weather Denise, hopefully it will come this week. I would love to be able to grow the Euphorbias that like dry, well drained soil, just as well that there are 2 that like my heavy clay!

  3. Cathy says:

    Lovely spring blooms Pauline – and after last night no frosts on the horizon here, thankfully!

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Cathy, we had a frost last night and I’m not rushing to put anything tender out in the garden yet, just in case. We can still get a frost up till the middle of May, not that I have much to bring out these days.

  4. snowbird says:

    Oh, how I loathe wind! Some lovely offerings here, especially that euphorbia, I can just imagine that delicious honey scent. Isn’t that pulsatilla vulgaris a wonderful

    • Pauline says:

      The wind has dropped somewhat now Dina, thank goodness, it does make such a difference, to me and to the plants! I like the pulsatilla very much, it has done much better this year than ever before, maybe I ought to buy more in different colours.x

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