As it is Mother’s Day tomorrow and I am visiting my mum today, I thought I would share six plants from her garden – which is much more impressive than mine, even on a damp, grey Saturday.
1. Pulmonaria ‘Sissinghurst’
This pretty white pulmonaria is in the white bed outside my mum’s kitchen window – the first thing you see when you step out the back door. It was Vita Sackville-West who pioneered the idea of a white garden at Sissinghurst, or rather as she put it a green, grey and white garden.
Here is a longer shot of the white bed, which is definitely more grey/ green at this time of year.
2. Anemone coronaria ‘The Bride’
Also in the white bed is this graceful anemone aptly named ‘The Bride’. My mum planted three or four of these as corms and only this one survived.
At the back of the white bed, under the Japanese maple comes a splash of colour with these little bright pink and purple hepaticas which my mum bought at the RHS Spring Show a couple of years ago.
4. Iris unguicularis
My mum is understandably proud of this blue iris growing under her wisteria which she says prefers poor soil.
The hellebores are still going strong in my mum’s garden with displays in the front and back garden.
6. Akebia quinata
My mum is excited about her chocolate vine which is about to burst into flower.
It has been lovely for me to have a little tour of my mum’s garden and spend some time with her.
To see what is happening in other people’s gardens this Saturday why not pop over to The Propagator’s blog and scroll down through the comments.
Oh and Happy Mother’s Day to my mum and mums everywhere for tomorrow!