Forget the start of Spring, winter returned with a vengeance this week to many parts of the UK and northern Europe. Fortunately in the south-west it was rain and not snow. Still too cold and wet to do anything much in the garden, but the only thing I need to do is go round and feed and mulch the clematis.
To start with is one of the three steel daffodil plant supports which I am using purely as garden art so that I know where my daffodils are planted in the woodland border. They are made from steel that will turn rusty and age beautifully.
Next up are last year’s anemones – Hollandia and St Brigid – bringing a splash of vibrant colour to the end of the garden.
where one of the raised beds is beginning to show signs of the various white narcissus and tulips planted there in 2019.
The garden is, as usual, overrun with Forget-me-nots which self seed in beds and borders and the gravel paths. I usually allow them to do their thing before pulling them out once the perennial plants start to grow. This is the first one to flower, but there will be plenty more photo bombing my flower pictures in the future.
A plant that really deserves to be in the SOS posts every week is this Fuchsia microphylla (Lady’s eardrops) ‘Cornish Pixie’ which was bought at the Eden Project in 2018 and has never stopped flowering since!
And finally another little garden ornament, a lizard, who now resides on top of one of the many rocks in my garden.
Jim of Garden Ruminations is now our host and as a former nurseryman has a lot more than the SOS happening over on his blog so well worth following. As always, if you want a peek over other people’s garden walls then please pop over to his site where you find links to many more wonderful garden enthusiasts from all over the world. See here for the participant’s guide.
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I like both the steel daffodil and the real ones.
I love the steel daffodil – a beautiful way to remember where you bulbs are. We’ve had a little bit of snow (gone) but plenty more rain which is always needed here. I’m keen for spring to arrive – hopefully with some warmth and sun!
I like both your garden ornament, and I love the rustic look! I’m looking forward to seeing your garden in full spring colours!
When the sno arrived i Beetley this week, I feared the worst. Fortunately, it didn’t settle, and was soon melted away by some bright sunshine.
Best wishes, Pete.
Sorry about the typos. Keyboard issues. x
Big Chill indeed. Has everything survived?
No snow here, but it’s very wet and has been windy. Daffs don’t seem to mind.
You’re right. They’re a hardy lot, those daffs, and weathered our snow and wind.
Did you get a lot of snow? It looked quite bad oop north.
Not as bad as some. But enough to allow the visiting grandchildren a couple of snowmen and lots of snow-fights!
Well that must have been a lot of fun.
It was. Tired now though!
What a good idea to use the metal daffodil to mark where the real ones will come up. I love the little lizard too.
I have used wooden markers before but they tend to rot and disappear.
Your photograph with the anemones really make me feel I ought to keep trying with them – so far I have never had any success. Are yours a permanent feature, or do you have to plant new?
These are last years, left in the same pot, but I do have a few from other years popping up in the garden. I’ll probably buy new ones this year, they aren’t expensive.
I must add them to my list for this year’s bulb order 👍
It must be nice to see the first signs of spring.
Very welcome, but March has been miserable so far.