All of a sudden, spring has sprung.
This morning (Monday) was beautifully sunny and everything was looking so perky and fresh. Above are a few spare wedding flowers which never made the cut for this weekend’s trip to the bright lights, but they seem happy to have stayed at home.
The Grass Bed has temporarily (?) lost its willow alliums after wind damage over the weekend, but is looking good with just the Stipa tenuissima and the Forget me nots. They do seem a deeper blue this year – do they fade over time?
But the real excitement, is the beginning of the two new beds.
We’ve already admired Hamamelis Aphrodite in the Bronze Bed, but she is now definitely past her best. However, she’s been joined by a few things – some bought in Tulip Prinses Irene, some Calendula ‘Sunset Buff‘ grown from seed and Libertia peregrinans, a gift from my friend Louise at the Old Rectory garden.
There’s still plenty more to come, largely grown from seed, to try to keep the cost down, but I did confess to splashing out on some new roses here.
The Mid Century Bed has been named after the structure the OH bought for my 50th last year after I’d admired something similar in a magazine and he went and got it made by the local blacksmith! It’s been waiting well over six months for its final home, and here it is.
As well as my lovely obelisk (not strictly but not sure what else to call it) the bed now contains lots of transplanted Cerinthe, some bought Digitalis Mertonensis (I grew some from seed but as they’re still only about an inch or so across I can’t see them flowering this year) and some bulbs.
But as you can see, there’s still plenty of space, which couldn’t be more exciting 😀
With thanks as ever to Helen at The Patient Gardener for hosting our End of Month Views.