Six on Saturday 26. 02. 22

Back to plants this week as I now have all my broken ridge tiles replaced, more tiles came down from a different ridge on the Sunday when the wind was just as bad as Friday, I didn’t think Storm Franklin was supposed to reach down here, but it must have done and my roofer will come Monday to reset the tiles along the main ridge. It will take a bit longer for the conservatory to be fixed but at least it is now weather proof so no more rain and hail will be coming in, yes, the poor roofer got caught in a hail storm on Thursday!

The woodland is looking very colourful at the moment and the rockery is starting to come into flower too, so it shouldn’t be long before that also has lots of flowers. I’ll start with the rockery.

no 1  Rhododendron praecox

This little rhododendron looks ever so pretty when the sun is shining through the petals.

~No 2  The rockery.

Bulbs are popping up all over the rockery, along with various varieties of primrose, soon there will be lots more flowers. I think it could do with a couple more hellebores and lots more snowdrops!

No 3  Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Seed of my Narcissus pseudonarcissus that I have been sprinkling in the woodland, is now flowering. Can you see the tiny narcissus in the lower left of the photo, that must be from seed dropped 3 or 4 years ago, they are increasing nicely.

No 4 Galanthus nivalis.

All these wild snowdrops came from one large clump a few years ago. Some of them look as though they are ready for splitting again. Seeded in between , I’m hoping, is lots of Honesty, Lunaria annua.

No 5  Long view

More wild snowdrops needed at this end of the woodland, maybe some of the snowdrops in the previous photo can come here.

No 6 Leucojum aestivum.

Leucojum aestivum seems to like it in the woodland, all my clumps are increasing so now I can move some to elsewhere in the garden. The purple background is Cardamine quinquifolia, some of which could also be moved elsewhere.

I think last week was the peak for the snowdrops but there are still a lot that have just come out so maybe mid week I’ll do a post about them.


While taking my photos yesterday for this post, I saw my first Red Admiral butterfly of the year, it was enjoying the sunshine in the woodland, just like me!

Those are my 6 or 7 for this week, I’m so glad that I’m back to flowers once more! Thanks once more to Jon The Propagator who organises us each week, do pop over to him to see what is happening in gardens around the world.


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10 Responses to Six on Saturday 26. 02. 22

  1. Cathy says:

    This has reminded me that I need to add another one or two of these little rhododendrons here! What a lovely splash of colour they make, along with all your bulbs. Isn’t it nice knowing how much one clump of snowdrops can spread over time? Glad to hear your roof is being sorted

    • Pauline says:

      The house roof is nearly finished, thanks Cathy, should be by tomorrow, Monday, but the conservatory will take longer. I’m still sweeping bits of glass, tiles, twigs and branches and feel I will be for some time to come. Snowdrops are spreading nicely, will have to split more clumps soon.I love all the colour in the woodland at the moment.

  2. Denise says:

    Your woodland garden is looking wonderful Pauline. The Leucojum aestivum and Cardamine make a lovely combination. I am glad to hear the storm damage is being gradually repaired. I am sure it won’t be long before it’s all fixed!

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Denise, all the different colours are taking over from the snowdrops and I think make it look very pretty at the moment, glad you like it! I think Storm Franklin which came on the Sunday, did as much damage as Eunice the previous Friday, still waiting to hear from my insurance company though, I know they must be inundated with claims, but it would be nice to hear from them!

  3. Frank says:

    Nice the roof is being worked on. The conservatory is sure to follow, but I’m sure something will be out of stock and need ordering… or at least that’s how things move here!
    Glad to see spring has taken hold there. I’m looking forward to a snowdrop update 🙂

    • Pauline says:

      The roof is nearly finished, it will be by the end of today Frank and I will find out about the conservatory later. Spring has certainly arrived, flower wise if not weather wise! New flowers seem to open every day, certainly worth going for a wander to see what has popped up overnight and yes, there are still some snowdrops to open yet, must get my camera out again!

  4. It sounds like you’ve had a bad time with the storm, Pauline, but good to hear the clear up operation is in full swing. I think it’s been difficult, with Covid, to get people in to do work quickly? Lovely pictures of your beautiful woodland – especially the Narcissus pseudonarcissus.

    • Pauline says:

      I’m really enjoying all my Narcissus pseudonarcissus Cathy and the way they are spreading by seeding around. The first seed that I sprinked a few years ago are now flowering so from now on they should get better year on year.

  5. snowbird says:

    Goodness, a red admiral already? Just lovely seeing your delightful rockery. Glad your repairs are in hand, here’s to an end of the storms now!xxx

    • Pauline says:

      Yes, I was amazed to see it too Dina. It looked a bit ragged so I think it must have hibernated over the winter and been tempted out by the sunshine. The house roof is now all safe and sound, just have to wait for the glass to be made to fit now for the conservatory.x

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