My Little Garden 9th April 2022

What’s happened to spring? Most of this past week has been cold and wet, just when we were getting used to mild weather in the garden again. I suppose we needed the rain, and I’d even had to water the pots a couple of times in March, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it. Fortunately Friday turned out a little better, and I abandoned ‘work’ for a couple of hours to get my daffodil fix at Dunham Massey and potter about in the garden.

The blog this week is going to be short and sweet because, in their ‘wisdom’, Medium, the blog site that I use, have decided to delete all story drafts from their App which means that I can’t write this on my phone or tablet which I normally do on a Thursday evening. I just can’t see the logic of this, but I really don’t want to start using Wordpress so I shall wait to see what happens. For now though, I have to write this on the desktop PC in the office, and I’ll be brief!

  1. Daff of the week

This is Narcissus jonquilla ‘Pipit’ which I have in pots at the front of the house. It is another fabulously fragrant daff and perfect for by the front door.

2. Camellia

I posted this photo on twitter in the week, forgetting that I was going to use it in the blog. It’s called Camellia ‘Brushfield’s Yellow’ and is creamy white with just a slight hint of yellow.

3. Bleeding hearts

Dicentra or Lamprocapnos, whatever you prefer to call it, the flowers are very pretty and it lives quite happily in a border or in a container.

4. Hellebore

Possible the last hellebore photo of spring, but this was H. ‘Ice n Roses’ last weekend when I discovered the pot was so dry that the plant was wilting. I duly watered the poor thing and guess what…. the rain has never stopped since.

5. Erythronium

This is ‘Pagoda’, of which I have a good size clump in a place that is very difficult to photograph, being dangerously close to a rose with an awful lot of thorns. Now don’t get me wrong, I am very fond of Gertrude Jekyll but I really wish she was a little less aggressive.

6. Snowflakes

I planted some Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’ for the first time last autumn and am really pleased to see them flowering. I don’t know whether my garden might prove a little too dry for them to multiply as they should, but we’ll see. Nothing ventured nothing gained as they say.

I’ll be spending today catching up on what I didn’t do yesterday. Hope you all have equally enjoyable weekends and I’ll read all the #SixonSaturday posts in my tea breaks. If you’re reading this for the first time, don’t forget to check out the Propagators blog because he’s in charge of this Saturday garden fest.




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Garden designer, photographer and blogger

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