February 17, 2014 · 3:44 pm
Another moist walk around the garden. Loads of snowdrops out, they seem to be bulking up nicely.
There are large groups all over the garden now. But what do you make of these?
Are they Mutant Ninja Snowdrops? I’ve never planted anything that looks like this. I’m not even sure that I actually like them, I much prefer the more stately single. I’ll leave that one with you…..
Now I have no name for these crocus, there was a small clump in the garden when we moved in 35 years ago and now they are everywhere.They are a very welcome sight, every spring the ground fair lights up in the sun.
At long last Iris ‘Kathrine Hodgkin’ is flowering, usually this iris gets very badly eaten. I suppose I should grow it in a container, but if I can, I would rather keep the pots to a minimum in the winter. The colour on the petals is striking, especially for this time of the year.
And just a taster of what is to come in another couple of months. This is a seedling Auricula, flowering in the greenhouse. Just shows how warm it’s been lately…..
February 7, 2014 · 10:59 am
So the weather for part of this week was a little kinder, it allowed me to potter for a short while and to take stock of forthcoming jobs.
Last weekend we went to Castle Donnington (more in another post later ), but as usual I found a bargain plant.Yet another Hellebore, this time Helleborus x ericsmitthii Pink Frost. Reading up about this later I find that it ages to dark red, I will keep you posted.
Anyway back to the garden. I have been clearing some leaves away, and it never fails to amaze me what I find .
Crocus shoots pierce a leaf….
Cyclamen Coum, 2 days later I found 3 more buds.
Looking splendid among the leaves..an unnamed fern….
Even the Camellia is enjoying the lack of frost…
And after cutting away the old leaves from the epimedium, a lovely clump of snowdrops emerged…
Which reminds me …part 4…
Free Machine embroidery and applied flower heads….
Made in 2008…this hangs with the Eucomis.
I just hope that the weather clears for everyone down on the south west of England. They sure have had their fair (or unfair ) share of it. Our thoughts are with you all.