We have been surprised by a day of sunshine and the first chance to get out in the garden for a while so this is a very brief six while I pop in for a bowl of soup. This morning I have cut back ferns and done a bit of weeding and this afternoon it’s time to prune the roses. I’ve even got the washing out on the line!
I’m joining in with The Propagator who invites us to feature six things from our garden each Saturday.
How pretty are these pink, purple and blue flowers all on the same plant? I was given a few of these from the garden at Charleston farmhouse where I used to volunteer.
2. Tête-à-tête narcissi
I know Gill from Off the Edge thinks they are thugs but in my garden they are perfectly sweet. Maybe because we have much worse thugs to outdo them like the ivy in this picture.
I’m not sure I’ve ever seen the comfrey in flower in our garden quite so early. This is one of the aforementioned thugs but it’s bell like flowers are quite attractive and it’s leaves make a great fertiliser when made into comfrey tea, so I tolerate it.
4. Accidental pot
This pot was left on the steps with an old hyacinth in it and at some point used as a storage receptacle for some lumps of flint. Throw in a self seeded forget me not and I think the result is quite effective.
5. More hellebores
Yes I know everyone is hellebored but I quite like this combination of purple Helleborus orientalis and white Helleborus argutifolius.
I love these delicate little green heads on the moss which is taking over at the moment – one of the upsides of all the rain we’ve had.
Speaking of which it’s clouding over now so I’m off to get the washing in and prune the roses while I can.