It has been a lovely warm weekend, just as well because I had a lot of catching up to do.
Bedding plants have been in and out of the garage for the last week so I reckoned I could risk putting them out now. There is still staking to do and of course lots and lots of weeding.
I am a bit behind as we have just had a wonderful week on Skye and Harris, a weekend in Edinburgh with my daughter and then a visit from a lovely young couple, a work colleague of Mike’s and his fiance.
But today was certainly the day to get things done and while I was at it I took some photos of things that were looking good for Gillian.
I was very excited this morning to see the first poppy had opened – and it wasn’t even the bud that I thought was going to be first!
These tulips are almost identical to Queen of the Night. Can anyone tell me the difference? They are tall, very majestic tulips and look so good near the yellow annual wallflowers.
This lovely geum was a present from Angie last year – both plants have taken well and are flowering their socks off. I am assured by Angie that they will also have a second flowering later in the year.
This was also a new plant last year – who could resist buying a plant called ‘Mint Chip’.
This was a plant I first saw on someone’s blog – it is certainly worth having. That said I don’t do well with anemones and find they don’t usually flower more than one year. I hope this one does better.
I love the shape of these white tulips, and don’t they look good with the purple Erysimum ‘Bowle’s Mauve’.
This is one plant that has been in the garden from the beginning – it always puts on a good show.
And finally here is one little area that I have been quite pleased with.