GBBD April 2012
I’ve struggled to find the motivation to post today… I’m being sapped right now, and it’s much too early to have lost all motivation!
Anyway, trying not to show too much of the same as the last post, here’s my contribution to the Garden Blogger’s Bloom day meme hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens
We’ll begin with the Fritillaries… Here I think we’re seeing some level of hybridisation between the native purple coloured Frits and the white mutation. Then we also have one of the Erysimum plugs I bought months ago, they’re intended for the front garden but so far I haven’t yet moved them out of their pots where I placed them to over winter. I’m no fan of this one, but I do like that it is turning purple as the blooms age. I’ll have to look up which one it is. And finally we have the Aubreita which is looking rather nice this year – and also very large!
The Cherry border has surpassed itself this year, I may have to move things around as it’s very front heavy and bare toward the back thanks to the Goat’s beard dying on me. Some of the Foxgloves need to be moved back and I may also move some Geraniums.
The recently added drumstick primila in the front are now joined by the even more recently added Stipa Tennussima which I ordered online from Westcountry Nurseries and I must say they arrived incredibly quickly and in perfect condition… I’ll be using them again 🙂
Ajuga is close to blooming, at the moment we can barely see the deep red/purple one due to it being swamped by a Foxglove – which I need to move! Then we have two Tulips… I’m not sure if the yellowy white one is meant to be this colour. I’m pretty sure I will have planted the two purples together since they came as a mix. I think something’s gone a little wrong here as it does have some small streaks of purple on its petals. And then we have the Harvington Double Pink Hellebore which I am thrilled is darkening in colour and also back from the brink.
The window border in the front garden is into its next phase, and I love the fact due to its shady orientation, the season has been extended with the Muscari only just coming into bloom when those in the back garden are almost finished now.
Finally I’ll close this Bloom day with Forget-Me-Nots… I met up with my parents this morning and they passed on some more F-M-Ns to me… Yay. I do have lots of the white mutation seedlings but they’re well behind these… I just hope they do manage to bloom before it gets too late. Maybe once they’re large enough if I have them in a relatively shady spot, they may still bloom.