Six on Saturday 19. 3. 2022

We have had better weather this week except for Wednesday when once again it was torrential rain which made gardening totally impossible, I even rang the gardener and asked him not to come. Since then though it has been a lot more warm and sunny but with frosts at night. The flowers keep coming, irrespective of what the weather is doing, so here are my six for this week.

No 1   Camellia.

All my other camellias are now starting to flower, this one has been planted in too much shade away from the others, but I can hardly see it so must move it as soon as it has finished flowering.

No 2  Fritillaria meleagris.

The snakeshead fritillaries are getting under way, more and more opening each day, hopefully soon have enough to give them a post of their own.

No 3   Scilla sibirica.

The tiny scillas on the alpine scree look so lovely in the sunshine, such a gorgeous blue! They seed about quite merrily but I am happy for them to do so.

No 4  Terracotta ridge tiles.

They say that every cloud has a silver lining, these are some of the tiles that came off my roof, but look at all the crocks I now have for drainage in my big pots when I repot them!

More from round the other side of the house. I’m sure I could do something artistic with them on the alpine scree, again forming superb drainage for something.

No 5  Anemone sylvestris.

The wood anemones are certainly spreading in the woodland by the fritillaries, they go so well together.

No 6  Corydalis solida.

Corydalis solida has done even better this year, seedlings are being found a good 10 ft from the parent plants. I must remember to give them a good mulch of leaf mould so that the seeds have a nice seedbed to fall into.

Those are my six for this week, yesterday was such a wonderfully warm sunny day, I was working in the garden without the usual coat, deadheading the hydrangeas. That is a start to all the cutting back, loads more needs doing but I think we are going to get plenty of fine weather so I can pace myself for the forseable future. The bamboo, cornus, fuchsias, ferns, willow and clematis will all get done eventually, but not necessarily in that order, I think the clematis are next on the list!

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6 Responses to Six on Saturday 19. 3. 2022

  1. Cathy says:

    Haha, yes, plenty of crocks! Thanks for sharing some of your spring beauties, Pauline – what a shame about your torrential rain on Wednesday. It was wet here too but just persistent, and I had saved up some indoor gardening tasks to keep me busy 😉

    • Pauline says:

      I caught up on the housework on Wednesday Cathy, when we had so much rain it caused flooding down here. Lovely sunshine since but with a cold east wind now. I spring cleaned the conservatory yesterday and went to bed shattered!

  2. Jayne says:

    So sad to see the broken tiles, but what a very good perspective on their new use! I hope you have a good roofer! Our first home when we moved from New York, had a steep slate roof. Really wonderful, but we did worry how repairs could be made if needed.

    • Pauline says:

      The roofer has done a really good job Jayne, thank you, I was lucky to find that he could come straight away. The old tiles will certainly be put to good use and will have another life!

  3. snowbird says:

    Yes, always good to get crocks, we have a windfall too. Lovely blooms, especially that delicate pink camellia, just gorgeous. Loving the fritillaria, yours are way ahead of mine,xxx

    • Pauline says:

      The crocks will be very useful Dina, but I think they will last me a lifetime! Fritillaries are doing well, lots more opening each day, more photos will be taken! x

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