Another weekend of high winds, yet the plants make it seem like we've turned the corner toward Spring.
1. Post Ciara.
Ciara's winds got up to 70+mph, but we luckily had little damage. The shed's already loose tar paper flew to Kansas, while some of the climber supports were left a bit whopperjawed.
This planter surprised me, as I thought it was too heavy to topple - it's an old kitchen composter.
While it stayed upright, it did, however, dance around, chipping the paint off the pallet.
Last year, the allium I brought with us gave a poor showing, so good excuse to buy new bulbs.
Based on where these are planted, I suspect they're the bog standard purple-blue globe on a stick. There are other more varied ones in other parts of the garden.
3. Cuckoo in the nest.
I noticed this coming up in the pot that was supposed to have daffs & tulips.
That looks like a hyacinth, to me. If so, what got featured last week (below photo) as growing in the very spot the hyacinth were planted?
I used to be quite good at labelling my bulbs. Obviously that doesn't hold true anymore.
4. Wild plum buds.
This little darlin tickles me pink.
I bought this years ago in a village plant sale. Although it was marked as a wild cherry, Jim identified it as a plum. It's young yet & only produces a handful of fruit which go to the birds. When it blooms, it becomes a thing of glory.
5. Choco mint pellie.
I got 3 fancy pellies last year, 2 of which bloomed their hearts out. The third, this choco mint, was forgiven for not blooming, as it has wonderful foliage with a nice scent. It was too beautiful to chop back for winter & has spent these cold, wet months in the potting shed.
Now it has buds, spurred on, no doubt, by the strawberries behind it that haven't stopped blooming since November.
6. Sweet peas.
After seeing Mr P's peas last week, I broke open my own packets.
In a week, they're already too tall for the propagator lid to stay on.
|Winter aconite in the trough & crocus in the grass.|
Time now to wait for Storm Dennis to pass.
Thanks for stopping by. See you next time.