I finally picked up some Corydalis recently after having repeatedly told myself I need to get some but then always somehow forgetting – or rather never actually seeing it in shops!
Also, my mum gave me a ‘cutting’ of her 100+ year old Peony which was, I believe her Grandfather’s, but actually I think it might’ve even been his father’s… Anyway. So yes, my dad was being ‘useful’ and I use the term loosely by removing the old stems of the Peony to allow the new growth to come up, only he was ripping it out, and out came these two stems and a portion of tuber. So, it looks like I finally have some of it, after mum saying for the past 8 years or so that she wants me to have some to keep it in the family.
At the moment it’s in a pot because I don’t really have the space for it, and as I plan on moving I think perhaps it’s for the best, for now. It will have very large fuchsia pink/red double blooms if it does manage to bloom. One stem at least has a bud under those leaves…
With the warmer weather, I’ve noticed a lot of the spring bulbs are dying much faster now. I’m not sure if I’d rather have the cooler temps back! Haha. ‘Tutu’ Hellebore is OK, but it is in the cooler shady north-facing front garden.
Meanwhile Fritillary is blooming, I bought some more after accidentally moving one patch to the upper tier when I moved the Campanula last year and one Daffodil clump in the front has doubled in number this year… I don’t really like these ones, but it’s better than nothing!
I actually quite like these Quince blooms… I ought to plant it, as I suspect it will be seriously pot-bound by now. Again though, I don’t know if there’s much point right now.
I didn’t realise I had any Chionodoxa left… But this year I’ve spotted two hiding away. They’re too small for my garden and somewhat pointless. Really they need to be in a rockery type setting to enjoy them fully.
Anemones are coming to their end, but certainly look very pretty, meanwhile the Fern is unfurling its beautiful fronds and will soon cover the bulbs as they die back.
Lucky me, I have some blooms on the autumn flowering Cherry… Not many and I hear more cold air from the Arctic is on its way and will no doubt quickly put a stop to any blooms on the cherry.
I really wish I had the space for one of these black-leaved plums like my parents because they have the most perfect shaped blossom. Perhaps one day I could have one, who knows what the next house will bring when I finally pluck up the courage to attempt to sell.
This forsythia has all its interest at the top; I advised mum to chop it back hard as I did with mine, so perhaps I’ll help them to do it sometime.