Not a great deal has changed since last month – has a month really passed already??!!!
Of course the Irises and Crocus have begun to open but in terms of perennial growth very little obvious changes have occurred. I have noticed a few more perennials showing first signs of new growth but it is so small it is almost not worth posting photographs of.
I’ve noticed the first of my Coneflowers has begun to grow, we also have small growth on Sea Holly, Hollyhocks, Veronica… The only really noticeable growth is by the Foxgloves – which don’t ever seem to stop growing.
I fear the only victims of the harsh winter have been my young Verbena Bonariensis, they are not looking at all healthy… I have faith!
The seeds I sowed around the 3rd have begun to come up, we now have Cosmos, Cupid’s Dart, Tomato and Sweet Pea seedlings. It didn’t take them long at all, less than a week to begin breaking through the soil.
Here comes the point where you get yourself a cup of tea/coffee and wade through the masses of photos…
Our first Bee!
Solitary Bee or Honey, which do you think??
Two types of Iris in the Garden, ‘Pauline’ and ‘Harmony’
Lupin is beginning to put on real growth
The magical Rose’s bud is still with us, and I do believe another is appearing on the left…
Brachycome flower, I’ve been hardening them off outside over the weekend… Unsure how long to wait before planting.
A Daffodil… I think??? I don’t remember what I planted, in the end with the mixes I got I just planted anything anywhere!
Allium ‘Purple Sensation’… Getting excited now!
Side of the house, I think I’ll sprinkle lots of seeds along here and leave them… I have other areas to concentrate on. Although… Once the Rhubarb has grown, you can barely walk down the path it’s so large! The only reason I’ve left it, because it’s better than nothing. Once I have the other areas sorted I’ll begin concentrating on the side and front.
Irises ‘Pauline’ and ‘Harmony’ together, the only pot left where they grow together… I used to have lots like this, I wonder what happened…
Sea Holly, I want to plant this in the new border… It was only planted in a pot as a ‘temporary’ arrangement… Mmmm
I’m enjoying the Crocus far too much, they’re beautiful!
The Hoveflies quickly found the Crocus as they opened…
‘Blue’ Hoverfly is still alive and still in my garden! Very surprised… They must stay in the same areas…
Another Hoverfly, this one was smaller than ‘Bluey’.
I think I must be the ‘insect whisperer’… They allow me to get so close!