There’s just so much happening at the moment! It’s hard to keep up with photos and find the energy to not only crop but also post them…
We’ve had some rain recently, so this blog post will mostly feature raindrops… I really need to get some more of the organic slug pellets as I’m worried for some of the plants which are only just beginning to grow that often become slug fodder… I ran out a couple of days ago when I was trying to quickly sprinkle some around the usual targets – Lupins, Thistles, Coneflowers – and hope the unprotected plants are OK.
Oh well, we’ll begin with some of the Ferns… Here’s one Painted Lady Fern which survived the snow OK… and fresh fronds from another Fern labelled only as ‘Autumn Fern’.
In comparison here are the snow damaged leaves of this poor little Painted Lady Fern… I’m also in love with the ‘ferny’ foliage of this shrub Sorbus… I can see its leaves featuring frequently in foliage posts (if I ever remember to do them)
I added Dicentra Spectabilis to the window border… this border is shaping up quite nicely although I am beginning to wonder what will happen over summer and autumn since I have nothing in the border at all for later in the season… Well, OK so I have a couple of Astilbes and Foam flower but that’s it. There’s seemingly very little in the way of shade plants with later interest.
Forget-me-nots will always be a favourite, however I don’t have enough in the Buddleja border this year to create the usual impact. I managed to forget to steal some off mum on Sunday!!! How on Earth did I forget???!! So I need to steal some ASAP.
Since planting Hellebore Harvington Double Pink, the colour is really beginning to come out! It’s gorgeous! :) Also, here without the backlighting we can really see that Double Purple, is indeed purple :D
I made up a pot of red Pelagoniums for my mum for Easter… I’m no fan of Pelagoniums, as any regular reader will know but actually I’m almost converted by this arrangement!
One of the Thistles is also near to blooming… I’m thinking it’s Brooke thistle and hope that no slugs/snails have managed to get it after the recent heavy rain shower and then brilliant sun weather we’ve been having.