I was almost blinded by a blue sky recently, I simply cannot recall the last time I saw one.
Most days have been like this, bitterly cold, grey, gloomy, wet and windy. I’m so glad I wrapped the lemon tree, although I suspect it’s dropping it’s leaves under the cover.
I’m surprised by how well these manuka bushes have done. They were tiny when I bought them last year. I was told they were hardy but was a little skeptical. They seem to like our sandy soil.
Bulbs are powering through now, they don’t seem to mind the cold.
Each year I am surprised by emerging bulbs. Being scatty, I always forget what bulbs I’ve planted.
My very first snowdrop, what joy!
Honesty seedlings, I do like their pretty seedheads.
These mysterious holes are appearing everywhere, mice? Bees?
My birthday plants arrived, sighs…they don’t look much yet, but will in a few months.
Just for Chloris, I shall give them their Latin names, ready? You may need a stiff drink while reading this list.
Acanthus mollis, Agastache Blue Fortune, Ajuga reptans Burgandy Glow, Dierama pulcherrimum, Liatris spicata Kobold, Monarda Beauty of Cobham. Penstemom Sour Grapes, Meconopsis baileyi, Oenothera biennis and Amaranthus caudatus.
I also have a rhodo and a yellow witch hazel from Christmas, it’s far too dark and cold to go outside to read their Latin names.
I also ordered these seeds. I am quivering with excitement just looking at them.
Of course the dogs get to enjoy the boxes.
Hubs and I went shopping for holiday clothes at the weekend. We obviously got a little sidetracked as we ended up buying a six- berth tent. Hmmmmm…..