Another week has passed, another week of sunshine with one or two showers, but not enough showers to keep plants happy that I have just planted, so its out with the watering can once more. Lots more plants are starting to flower so my six for this week are as follows……..
No 1 Anemone nemerosa Vestal
Always my last wood anemone to flower, the double Anemone nemorosa Vestal is now taking over from its single cousins. These are spreading around quite a lot, but down into the path in the woodland where they will be trodden on, more moving needed when flowering is over.
No 2 Prunus
Another little Prunus shrub, this time with white double flowers, which I will move to the rockery when flowering is over, I’m going to be busy! The name has gone in the mists of time so if anyone can help I would be very grateful and so would the people who wanted to know the name of the double pink one that I showed a while ago.
I think I’ve found which shrub it is! I Googled “dwarf prunus shrub with double pink or white flowers” and the answer I got was for a dwarf flowering almond. Prunus glandulosa Rosea Plena, for the pink one and Prunus glandulosa Alba Plena for the white one. The photos look exactly like mine so I’m hoping that these are the names for my shrubs.
no 3 Japanese Azalea
Rhododendron and Azalea time has started once again so there will be quite a splash of colour for the next few weeks.
No 4 Meconopsis cambrica
Meconopsis cambrica has seeded into most of my shady borders where it brightens up the dark corners.
No 5 Narcissus Pipit
Narcissus Pipit has the most beautiful perfume and is almost my last narcissus to flower, but not quite, just one more waiting in bud to follow in a few days time.
No 6 Early breakfast visitor
This is the sight that greeted me at 6am on Thursday morning, a Roe deer helping to prune the roses -followed by a side dish of Box chinese ginger jar!
He wandered round the circular lawn, then down by the field at the side until he saw me at the back door.
He was really beautiful, still in his winter coat, so a little shaggy, can see his new coat coming on his shoulder. He and I stared at each other for a long time until he eventually went back to the circular lawn and then with a hop, skip and a very graceful leap, he cleared the 4 ft Devon bank with a hedge on top at the back of the bog garden. That left me smiling for the rest of the day. Sorry, not a good photo!
There is never a dull moment in my garden, I wonder what will appear next!
These are my 6 for this week. Once again Thanks to Jon The Propagator for hosting, do pop over to see him to see what else is going on in the gardening world.