Still plenty of bulbs flowering in the beds, but those in pots are now past their best and I’m currently plotting and planning their replacements.
Above, looking across the Mid Century bed towards the Swing Beds, one of the most striking things is the huge froth of forget me nots. They look particularly effective when both the sky and water are blue – but you’ll have to take my word for that!
Below you can see that plenty of the tulips planted in autumn 2014 have returned, but rather unevenly, with many more in the right hand bed than the left. Weird.
Below you can see all three tulips in this bed – the earliest, ‘Pink Impression’ are almost all over, but they have been followed by two I described last year as sugared almond coloured, ‘Mistress’ and ‘Menton’.
In the Grass Bed, the Narcissus ‘Peeping Jenny’ (which featured as a Wordless Wednesday only two weeks ago) are just about finished, but sadly few of the Tulip ‘Spring Green’ (planted three years ago) have returned to succeed them. And the rather mad Allium ‘Hair’ seem to have disappeared too. I feel a shopping list coming on….
In the Mid Century bed the Tulips ‘Merry go round’ and ‘Queen of the night’ are blooming together when I expected them to follow one another. If I’d known that’s how they’d behave I would have intermingled them rather than planting in groups. Hey ho, on the positive side, I certainly hadn’t predicted the match between the dark ‘Queen of the nights’ and the Cerinthe flowers (not least because the latter shouldn’t be flowering now anyway!)
In the shady bed I planted this striking Narcissus ‘Goose Green’ for the first time,
but sadly they seem a little shy, with their lovely faces angled down.
In the veg area there are still no veg to admire, but raspberries, strawberries and very tardy rhubarb are finally getting going.
Also not much to see in the Hosta bed, but I’m trying to get ahead of the slugs by getting my ‘Slug Gone’ wool based deterrent down early.
Meanwhile in the west side of the garden, the new Bronze Bed is still chock full of bulbs – Tulip ‘Jimmy’, Narcissus ‘Yazz’ and a few Narcissus ‘Cragford’ still clinging on.
And now they’ve been joined by the Wisteria.
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