Notes from the Garden – 26/3/2016
It seems as though we are due another wet Easter but at least yesterday was a gloriously sunny day. The media is full of Easter being the weekend when people start to engage with their gardens which always surprises me as I have been engaged with mine all winter; but I suppose I am in the minority.
The daffodils and narcissus are really coming into their own now. I was surprised at the reaction to me showing you Narcissus ‘Rip Van Winkle’ last week as I thought it was quite a well known narcissus. So I thought I would follow up with this week’s favourite Narcissus ‘Geranium’. It is a beautiful strongly scented tazette narcissus with on average three flowers per stem.
Having spent the morning decorating it was a relief to get outside into the fresh air and make the most of the opportunity before the forecast rain came. I have crowded my head with so many ideas and plans that it was a delight to just potter around the garden tidying up and weeding. I found no less than 8 flower stems on the Epimedium ‘Egret’ ready to flower within the next week when the sun returns which is very exciting as there was only one flower stem last year. Working my way through the border reminded me that the planting isn’t so bad and maybe coming up with grand plans during the winter isn’t the best idea!
Despite the season seeming to settle down there are still some plants which have decided to flower early such as this Honesty – I think it is Lunaria ‘Corfu Blue’. I’m a little vague as it’s a chance seedling which has decided to plant itself by the wood store but whatever it is its very welcome.
And now a little boosting but I was so thrilled to receive a mention in this week’s Women’s Weekly that I cannot help myself. So if you have found yourself here from reading the magazine then you are very welcome. Now with the weather looking set to stay wet for the rest of the weekend I think its time to go back to the sewing.