So, what’s been going on in my garden this week? Wind, rain, wind, rain, flashes of sunshine, then more wind and rain! We have been battered by #StormGareth and his friends this week and yet, the garden still manages to amaze in its ability to be undefeated!
I planted a Primula Denticulata last year, I cannot remember why there is only one of them but it bloomed beautifully and I have more growing on in pots in the background this year to add to the display. Despite the beating rain this week, this little beauty is beginning to show it’s colours although I wish it would hold back just a little longer until all this crazy wind dies down.
We all have one spot in the garden which we ignore until last as it’s either the problem area or needs the most weeding. There’s one border I have yet to weed this Spring as it’s the one which gathers all the leaves and is quite a boggy site. On a quick inspection this week though I discovered that the Primula Japonica have battled through the marshy conditions and haven’t actually washed away in the monsoon conditions of the week – they actually quite like damp, boggy soil, and indeed are multiplying.
In the same unweeded, unloved border, the fabulous Brunnera Macrophylla are fighting their way through the leaf litter ceiling to shine out in the shade.
One of my top six favourite plants to have in the garden is a Hardy Geranium – they cannot be beaten for colour, longevity, ground cover and their ability to come back year after year without any special care. I regularly divide and spread them all around the garden to fill in any odd spaces. I was delighted this week to see at least one clump has decided to wake up from the Winter slumber and give me an assurance of it’s return.
Despite not being outside much this week, signs of life are abounding on the kitchen windowsill as the potatoes are chitting away nicely – just sitting there, not making a fuss, not asking for anything but little time to sit and chit quietly.
Do you remember the onion sets which I popped into modules around two weeks ago? They are growing on inside the house and have sprouted so well that they are more than ready to go out into the raised beds. If this weather doesn’t pick up soon, I really think they might just take themselves outside to plant as they are raring to go!
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