30 March 2010 17:23:38
The Minerva I got as a Christmas present is now in flower and has a second bud coming on. Meanwhile one of the old ones (7 or 8 years or more) is flowering too, even though it's only 2 trumpets,and the other old one has a bud coming in among the leaves, which they don't usually do I think.
22 March 2010 21:56:31
Yellow and blue
After my few days away the garden has burst into flower , mostly yellow and blue. I'll do an album in a minute.
16 March 2010 15:17:28
Went to Woodies to get potting compost and of course wandered out to look at the bargains and came away with a Cyclamen down from 7.99 to 1.99. Left over from Mother's Day I guess. It's quite a big one so I think I did ok, though it is a bit scruffy looking. Have just tidied it up and taken its photo.
12 March 2010 19:58:18
Well look at that!
Only the other day I said that I couldn't remember if I had Chionodoxa or not. Today I was in the garden and there it was! Maybe it read my comment! Actually after one night without frost things are definitely moving-- lots more scilla have popped up and the Mahonia flowers are starting to open. Spring has arrived!
11 March 2010 21:19:42
Took a few photos today that I have just uploaded . I was quite surprised how many flowers I found though some of them are only just appearing. It's actually very nice to go round and discover things in what looks quite a bare garden at first glance.
07 March 2010 20:24:23
Aucuba with some of the slabs
I've managed to plant most of the bargains I've bought in the last while. Most of it was straight-forward but when I was digging a hole for the Aucuba I kept hitting stones and slabs-- I think it was where the builders were mixing concrete a couple of years ago. Then when I came to fill in the hole I hadn't enough soil; anyway I spotted a bag of leaf-mould from a year or two ago and that did the job. Just another of those jobs that isn't as simple as you think!