‘Morning everyone. Sunny here, but a darned cold, strong easterly wind blowing, so it’s a bit chilly. Anyhow, not too chilly to get 6 pictures for you, but too chilly for this old girl to spend much time in the garden.
First up: the David Austin roses I succumbed to, not long after I saw that the ‘Gator had bought some last week. From left to right – Gertrude Jekyll, Albertine, and 3 Munstead Wood. They should get into bed early next week. That’s a whacking great agapanthus behind right. Leaves all through winter.
Next: These muscari. I have included them because they have seeded themselves opportunistically all over the garden. These are between flower bed and paving stones in the front garden and they are are also all along the hedge bottom and in cracks in the paving. So much nicer than planted in a clump in what – at this time of year – is an empty looking expanse of bare soil. More joyful, somehow.
Number three is new growth on the apple tree. It’s still in its pot from when we moved last year but I’m hoping to get it in the ground soon. At least it has survived! It’s Red Windsor.
Here is a clematis that badly needs tying up. I’ve no idea what it is. It was brown and crisp when we moved in last autumn and I cut it back to soil level in the winter. I’m pleased to say it’s growing away quite vigorously and I just need to give it a bit of support until it reaches the trellis attached to the front of the house.
Remember when I asked if anyone could identify this foliage? They’re teeny tiny species tulips. Sorry for the poor pic but it’s scarcely getting its head above ground. If they all flower it should be a mass of bright red soon. You’ll get a pic!
Finally, these lovely anemones. They came free with my spring bulb order from Bloms last autumn. I just pushed them into a bit of spare soil outside the kitchen window and voilà – up they came. Isn’t nature wonderful?
So that’s my six for today. We’ve had the equinox – it’s officially spring!
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