The weather has been throwing everything at the poor plants this week – brilliant sun, pouring rain, hailstones, thunder, 40mph wind and frosty nights. The frost brings me to the first of my Six
- The new growth on the Pieris has been badly frosted for the second year following. There was no new growth made last year and a couple of branches have died back during the year. I’m not sure about its long term prospects but for now the bumble bees are loving the blossom.
- The pots of bulbs continue.
- A couple of years ago I dug up Jasminum nudiflorum. It was growing up a trellis that covers a water butt visible from the kitchen window. It did the job a little too well and started coming up in places where it wasn’t wanted. I planted a Clematis there instead but it doesn’t provide enough cover so last spring I planted Coronilla glauca ‘Citrina’. The location isn’t as sheltered as the plant might like but it’s growing and is flowering well. Hopefully the water butt will disappear from view soon.
- Continuing the floral theme Tulip ‘Angelique’ is one of the few that have returned successfully in the border for a few years.
- With perfect timing the Amelanchier has decided to flower to coincide with the rain, sleet and wind.
- It’s so difficult to limit the choice to six things these days but the emerging fern croziers are fascinating to look at so I’ll finish with one of my favourite ferns
The forecast for today is good, if a little chilly, although it will be another frosty night. No gardening today though as I’m working but I’ve lots of gardening jobs lined up for tomorrow. Have a great weekend and thanks to our host at https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/