How things have changed in a week where we’ve had wind snow rain well not a lot of rain. But it’s April, it’s only April :-). We have the sunshine and we’ve had a very cold wind since Monday. I’ve had my moments of being in the garden for a while and then going back inside to do work on the house. But yes I must keep on top of the garden. Spend more time digging out bindweed and also cutting back the Hebe. Rescuing a Clematis. Clearing the greenhouse some more a ensuring. that the weeds stay away from the inside too. As Monier garden there is there is always something to do in the garden it’s never-ending even when you just think I can sit back or go off and spend some time doing something else. You come out into the garden again and there you are stuck into doing the next thing. Yes, it is never ending although it is very rewarding.
Condolences to HM the Queen on the passing of her husband, Prince Phillip. RIP.
I am continuing a feature, each Friday, with view(s) of the garden I am trying to transform or develop. When you have a moment please check it out.
Okay, fellow gardeners, time for this weeks Six on Saturday.
1) Tulipa, ‘Bella Blush’. A tulip that, like many, is going to change colour “that of pink and apricot, and the colour combination appears to change ever so subtly from one day to the next” More to come from this tulip.
2) Clematis ‘Carnaby’. A magenta flowered variety with medium to large flowers. I really don’t how this one has survived so well as I have almost destroyed it, I thought on several occasions. However, it has come back year after year producing some wonderful blooms that last a long time and fade over that time too. It doesn’t get a lot of sun so that’ why it likes the aspect. It will need to be moved on one day. The fence panel needs replacing which means better to wait until autumn/winter having cut back the Winter Jasmine that chokes the area.
3) Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’. new for me this year, this was planted last autumn and has really put on some growth in the last week. Hoping now to to see the small blue flowers from this interesting little plant.
4) Hellebores. These continue to flower flower flower this year and have stood up to show off the flowers for a change, too. There are many more flowers to come too though many have already become old and readying themselves to spread the seeds later. Also, many new leaves now making for less bare area with fresh new growth.
5) Narsicuss – ‘Canaliculatus’. A multi-headed small narcissus striking well with a small yell cup and white petals.
6) Clematis. Rescued. During the digging of the ground from the many pernicious weeds I rescued this clematis. At the moment I don’t know the variety other than it is deep blue with yellow centre. It has taken well to being moved to a pot of fresh potting compost and will be moved on to a permeant position soon.
That’s this weeks Six on Saturday. Whatever you’re doing be safe and ensure that you enjoy your gardening or what ever you do. As always our host of Six on Saturday the irrepressible – The Propagator. Pop over to see the delights on his blog and view blogs from around the world. Until the next week’s #SixonSaturday, all the best. May pop in with the odd Post of the Day, too. Watch out for weekly view of the garden on Fridays.