Two years ago I bought some iris from a nursery in Austria. This one has not only survived our move up north and lived in a pot for some time but has flowered beautifully now- chocolate coloured- lovely
We painted the greenhouse and it looked quite smart.
The young boy dogs came out and chewed a great big hole in it- the taste of Cuprinol must be delicious. We had to mend the whole side so now it needs painting again !!!!
Sycamore buds and lichen against a bright blue sky
The seeds are sprouting like mad and that is such a miracle avery year. Bronze Fennel, Hordeum jubatum, Coreposis Golden Globe, Rudbeckia Irish Eyes, Lunaria alba, Limnanthes douglasii, and at last a few of the Primula auricula.
After a visit to a friend’s house I came back with Arum italicum pictum again. I left the previous one in the last garden. It is a fab plant but she hates it as it grows everywhere and seems immune to any sort of control. Some folk would give their eye teeth for that. Plants of Bergenia cordifolia arrived- again a plant I had for 40 years but had to leave behind. It is a necessity if you do flower arranging. They are all potted up and the blue poppies that the puppies took from the frame as toys are recovering in pots as well. It is amazing when the shoots all start to show their noses at this time of the year.
Seeds so far sown Rudbeckia Iris Eyes, Kentranthus Snowcloud ( was Centranthus?), Pansy Padparadja, Escholtzia Apricot Chiffon, Bronze Fennel, Limnanthes, Hordeum jubatum, Achillea millefolium, Auricula mixed and Coreopsis Golden Globe. Salvia patens was not in the order so will have to wait for my favourite to arrive.
Seeds arrived- always sooo exciting. Have started off Achillea, Auricula mixed, Coreopsis, Limnanthes