What a wet week that was, hopefully this weekend will see the start of some better weather. The garden is under water again in places and I know from experience that it will take a few days before it all drains away. The wind or should I say gales, have brought lots of small branches and twigs down from the trees so clearing them up has taken quite some time, but in spite of all this I have managed some gardening between the downpours and hailstones. Time now for 6 things that have caught my eye during the week……
I’ll start with the unveiling of my carving in the bog garden. Having done a lot of restoration work on it last year , I wanted to protect it over the winter so it was covered with a bin bag until Easter, to keep it out of the rain and frost. It seems to have worked.
Muscari Valerie Finnis on the scree is now looking rather lovely with its pale blue flowers, she seems very well behaved and isn’t spreading very much. I see a Scilla sibirica has seeded at the lower left side, it is exactly the same colour.
Narcissus Thalia, on the rockery are doing really well, but more are needed for next year. There are spaces that need more white in the centre of the rockery and at the left hand side.
Narcissus Pipit, up by the pond, is my latest narcissus to start flowering, such a gorgeous perfume, it is worht waiting for this one to start flowering.
Primroses have taken over the border by the drive and hopped across to the other side. Violets have put themselves here to join them.
Paeony mlokosewitschii has sensibly stayed firmly closed while we had our gales, hailstones and downpours this week. hopefully when the better weather comes she will be willing to open up for any passing bee to visit.
Tulip Peppermint Stick is flowering now that the sun is out and it is warmer.
I think this is a delightful little tulip, I have it planted on the scree, the only place where I have well drained soil.
Also being so tiny and looking so delicate, I feel it would never stand up to the hurly burly of the garden, other plants would swamp it.
There we have my six for this week, better weather is on its way, it has improved a lot already! Thanks must go to Jim at Garden Ruminations for organising us, there are lots more to see if you pop over to him.