I started last week referring to the beautiful spring weather…… I am shivering and avoiding the garden this week!
Our daughter from Dubai is over this week with one of her sons visiting a university for his interview.
(This is what happened when I offered my grandson some raspberry jam on his toast at breakfast! That’s the last of Granny’sGardenHimIndoors’ favourite – oh dear!)
She stopped overnight on Wednesday with the intention of going for a quick (or slow) run with me on Thursday morning before heading off to have lunch with Mrs P then on to stay with her mother-in-law in Hampshire. Unfortunately, we woke to gales, sleet, hail and heavy rain so decided against it, especially since the temperature here is 30° lower than in Dubai!
We had a lovely meal with our son and daughter-in-law on Mother’s Day last Sunday (or should it be Mothers’, I’m not sure where to put my apostrophe!). I will start my Six-on-Saturday with the present they gave me.
This pretty shrub is Leptospermum scoparium. I am not planting anything until the fence posts have been sorted, as I mentioned last week, so this stays in the pot a little longer.
Cerinthe major looking really healthy again. It seeds itself down very successfully, but mostly at the front of the flowerbeds. It doesn’t like being moved around so I will leave it until it’s finished flowering, then dig up those that are in the way.
The heuchera behind is showing new leaves, the fritillaries are going well and the perennial geranium is looking good.
These tulips were beautiful and upright on Monday before the wind and rain got going. I think you can still see what the flowers look like – multi-layered and most unusual. I don’t know what variety they are but they are yet another batch from our kind relative last year.
The Dicentra Spectabilis surprises me every year……one day there’s nothing then the next time I look, it is in full flower! Very pretty and the Hellibore is going on and on.
Masses of buds on the two apple trees. Last year the russet on the left had one pathetic apple, but this year is much more promising! In the front of the picture, the first peony bud showing colour.
This week’s mystery.
I noticed this raised bit of lawn a few weeks ago and just patted it down and mowed the lawn as usual. Then yesterday, I noticed it had been “redone”. Any ideas? I don’t think it can be a mole.
Meanwhile, a couple of Six-on-Saturday participants asked what the two new clematis plants were last week. The purple one is called Purple Rain and the white one is Elten (Montana). They are still waiting to be planted but I am hoping the work in the garden will be done soon……….then I will have no excuse!!
Have a good weekend.