If you say ‘white rabbits’ upon waking up on the first of March it is supposed to bring good luck. I remembered to say it this year so hopefully that bodes well for this month.
Here we are at the sixth of March already and time once again to join in with The Propagator and his bunny warren of followers!
1. Prunus cerasifera
The ornamental plum blossom is out, always a wonderful herald of Spring. Later in the year this hedge between our neighbours’ front steps and ours becomes very bushy, but for now we can chat over the flowers.
2. Spring garden
This bed in our front garden always looks best in Spring. I bought three primroses for a fiver to add to the hellebores, but haven’t got round to planting them yet.
3. More hellebores
These hellebores are in our back garden but I have had to cut them back a bit as Baxter is very interested in their (poisonous) flowers.
4. Speaking of Baxter…
Some of you were kind enough to inquire after him last week. Here he is the little garden loving mischievous spirit – and here is one of his many holes – this is not going to be a good year for bulbs!
5. Arum italicum
We have lots of these in shady areas of the garden. Usually I try to get rid of them but this year I have embraced them and actually replanted some together to make a feature.
6. Salad seeds
I sowed this tray of mixed salad leaves earlier in the week and am hoping they will work as cut and come again micro-greens. I may also transplant some of the seedlings to grow outside.