This week has been a great improvement, weatherwise. We’ve had lots of sunshine, a few gentle showers, warmer temperatures, in fact good gardening weather for a change. My flood is drying up and blossom is coming on the trees and shrubs as well as new bulbs and perennials flowering, so no more messing about, lets get on with my six for this week.
I thought Pulsatilla vulgaris looked lovely on the scree with the sunshine showing through the petals.
The flowers move around to face the sun, pity they have their backs to the house!
Epimedium Amber Queen has now started flowering, such a lovely plant with very thin flower stems, so the flowers look as though they are floating in the air.
Having just posted about my fritillaries in the woodland I though this white one could represent them all. The markings don’t show up as well on the white ones, I think I like the pale purple ones best. It was good to see Monty Don’s fritillaries last night, relishing in the same flooded conditions that mine have, they really do like wet soil.
A cross between our wild primrose and our wild cowslip. The height and multiheaded flower comes from the cowslip and the size of each individual flower is the same as the primrose. Not a true oxlip, known as a false oxlip.
My latest daffodil to start flowering is Narcissus Geranium, which has a lovely perfume. There are still a couple of varieties that will flower later.
I am so pleased with my Amelanchier blossom this year. Never before has the tree looked so beautiful with so many flowers on it.
In the past I have had Bullfinches sitting at the top, pecking off all the lovely flower buds, but I haven’t seen any at the bird table for quite a long time now. Also it could be the heat from last summer that has ripened the wood to make flowering better. whatever it is, I love it!
Those are my six for this week. I feel everything is coming at such a rush, that I just can’t keep up with everything. I feel like this each year and know that eventually I do catch up, but in the meantime I do my 2 sessions of gardening each day when the weather lets me and enjoy all the flowers when I go for my early morning wander.
Thanks to Jim for organising Six on Saturday at Garden Ruminations, if you pop over to him you will see what is going on in the gardening world this week.