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
~No 2 The rockery.
No 3 Narcissus pseudonarcissus
No 4 Galanthus nivalis.
No 5 Long view
No 6 Leucojum aestivum.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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 🙂
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!
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.
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.
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
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