Monday, 27 April 2020

In a vase on Monday

My offering this week is made up of shrub prunings and a spray of flowers from a bouquet I received. I initially thought that none of the blooms in my garden would be suitable as cut flowers (it feels wrong to cut bluebells, aquilegia etc) until I saw what others had put on their blogs.  Thanks for the inspiration and note to self:  must try harder.

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Six on Saturday



So the lockdown and the good weather continues.  Luckily I have plenty to go at in the garden.

My six this week are:
Brightly coloured Polyanthus
Astilbe.  Healthy enough foliage but didn’t manage one plume last year.  Any suggestions?


While tidying and weeding I unearthed (literally) these three:
Ophiopogon (black grass) and silver Aretmesia which is easy to take cuttings from
Heuchera, maybe Lime Marmalade
Miniature tulips


The Propagator generously hosts Six on Saturday.  Click on the link to his blog to see what he and his followers are growing and doing in their gardens this week.  Perhaps you feel you could add your own six too.

Stay well everyone.




Saturday, 4 April 2020

Six on Saturday in early April



Hope everyone is keeping well and keeping busy in the garden, for which I am grateful at this most difficult of times.  We are promised some warmer weather this weekend, so we may have the opportunity to relax and survey our efforts or keep seeing jobs to do.  


I planted this Honeysuckle Belgica to replace a Clematis which my neighbour chopped down, although he did mend the fence to be fair.  The clematis stump may even have a bud emerging; bonus.

 This pretty miniature Daff is called Minnow, I believe

The Marsh Marigold is now looking cheerful

The Golden Hop is beginning to sprout and will soon clamber all over the lilac tree.  I’ve tried to dig it out to replant elsewhere without success.

The Golden Elder gets lovely bright green foliage in the Spring


The evergreen fern, Polystichum polyblepharum is gracing the table until I decide on its forever site


The Propagator generously hosts Six on Saturday.  Click on the link to his blog to see what he and his followers are growing and doing in their gardens this week.  Perhaps you feel you could add your own six too.

Stay well everyone.




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