Six on Saturday. 4/03/2023.
Another cold week, with not much sunshine this time, even more cold to come next week with maybe some snow when the cold air from the Arctic meets the warm air from the Equator over the south west of the country, should be fun! Winter has certainly not finished with us yet. My six for this week are as follows……..
More wildlife thinking that my plants are for them to nibble! I saw a rabbit in the garden the other day and went to check on my newly planted Acers in the redesigned area at the top of the garden. Sure enough the acers and a Prunus Kojo no Mai sucker that I had moved last year had all had a prune thanks to the rabbit so barricades were promptly made. Not a pretty sight but needs must for a while. The wild arum will be removed soon.
Little Tete a Tete are popping up all over the garden, so cheerful.
Narcissus February Gold lived up to its name and just opened in time in the last week of February.
Saxifrage now flowering on the rockery, hope it survives next week!
Corydalis Beth Evans has started flowering in the woodland. I have noticed that Corydalis solida is flowering on the slope by the ditch in front of the woodland so soon that area should be worth photographing with all its seedlings.
I think this is a seedling hellebore, but I think rather nice with its dark nectaries and upward facing flower.
Iris reticulata Kathleen Hodgkin is just settling into the alpine scree, hope she likes it there and comes back next year!
Those are my six for this week, I must now go and water my newly planted plants, it is such a long time since we had rain and I think they will all need another drink by now. Thanks go to Jim at Garden Ruminations for hosting once more, if you visit him you might see what other gardeners are doing round the world.