It is getting a little warmer now and everything in the garden is full of the joy of spring. We have been unlucky this last week with some very strong winds and I, for one, suffered the loss of seedlings when my plastic greenhouse blew over. Fortunately it is still early enough to get going again. I shoved my sweet pea seeds, which were sprouting, back into their pots hoping that they will recover.
Today, a few days after the end of March, it is mild and wet but during a lull in the drizzle I managed a couple of hours in the garden. The soil is burgeoning with weeds and ideal to work at the moment so I spent most of the time hoeing and adding organic compost.
The Forsythia and Ribes are contributing to wonderful spring colour in the garden. The lawn desperately needs some work this year. I have put feed and weed on it and now there are large black patches where the moss was. Also there are bald patches caused by me walking on the lawn when it was very wet and frosty.
I love the Spirea at this time of the year because the leaves are beautiful shades of rosy pink and russet.
The south facing border is a spring delight with daffodils, forget-me-nots, and peony shoots.
As I walked around I could see the euphorbia, which I thought had died, has recovered for another year.
On the opposite flower bed the tiny shoots of the euphorbia ‘Fireglow’ are making an appearance. It seems to have spread so I am expecting a good show this year.
A few years ago I planted a clematis ‘Josephine’ at the base of the Elder and it is full of buds so the contrast of the pink flowers and the purple leaves on the Elder should look good within a month or two.
In my last post I said I was delighted that the Clematis Montana ‘Elizabeth’ had survived it’s severe hacking. This year I think the shed is going to be covered in pretty fragrant flowers.
The lasagna pots on the side patio are blooming well with an assortment of daffs and the tulips are slowly coming up also.
Although the Peiris is looking a little thin, it is flowing well so can’t be too unhappy.
Thank you Helen from Patient Gardener for hosting this great meme, which serves as an extremely useful record of how the gardening is fairing over the years.
Next month, when the EOMV for April is put together, there will be lots more of exciting new growth to show you.