Friday 15th April
Well, we have snow forecast and below zero night time temperatures! I have been out wrapping up my garden – well some of it anyway. Last year the same thing happened and my lovely Persicaria ‘Red Dragon’ got severely knocked back. Not this year – I am ready!!! I hope a thin layer of fleece is sufficient – it should be as the temperature is only just below zero.
The garden is being very slow to get going. . .
But then so are the weeds. . .
Still, even though the garden is slow, I am VERY HAPPY!!
My little plum tree does indeed have blossom this year! Quite a lot! It is not quite open yet, but it is really there. Mmm – I can taste those plums already.
The lilac tree also has blossom, but it doesn’t really show yet. I wonder if the timing will be as good as the year before last when it flowered the same time as the purple rhododendron. They complemented each other beautifully.
One thing I am not happy about, is that something is eating my flowers, both my daffodils and my tulips. I don’t know if it is snails or pigeons. I am on the look out.
There is plenty of colour in the garden, especially in the rockery. The primulas and primroses look lovely together.
I also have some purple Primula denticulata which are exactly the same colour as the Primula wanda. However round the drive side of the house the Primula denticulata are pale purple and white.
In the rockery the Pulsatilla is coming into flower for the first time. I love it when a plant likes its conditions and basically doesn’t die!
And round the north side of the house I am really enjoying the lovely blue of the Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ – a gift from Angie of Edinburgh Garden Diaries
Also on the north side the self-seeded (from someone else’s garden) hellebore is growing on me as well as growing itself. The flowers have lasted for ages this year.
Meanwhile the tulips are starting. One of the first to open is new for me. I am getting very fond of yellow tulips.
Here is some other colour from around the garden.
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Saturday 16th April
We woke up this morning to a covering of white in the garden. I am glad now that I took care of my plants yesterday. It is a lovely bright sunny day though, so it has almost gone already. Our garden centre has a sale on today so I am off for some more ferns. . . . .
Why not pop over to May Dreams Gardens to see what other gardens are doing this month – you have over 60 gardens to choose from.