Six garden related things from my garden this week.
1. Dry trough. This was a gift, planted with the cutest little alpines and dwarf conifers, none of which could ever make it through our winters. It has become a handy receptacle for stones I love, the dog’s toys, things I need to keep that are useless….Now also includes promiscuous pushkinia and very early violas. The edges have covered themselves with the most beautiful mosses and lichens. Perfect!
2. Seedlings are everywhere. The first batch of sweet peas and brassicas has already moved outside to the cold frame.
3. After various failed attempts at growing standard cherry trees, I’m trying Nanking cherries. These bear smaller fruits but the shrubs are absolutely covered with flowerbuds. Hoping for a bumper crop.
4. Muscari, a very early variety with a single leaf and a flower that’s bi colour when fully open.
5. Chionodoxia, also named glory of the snow. Although it’s much more glorious this year when we’ve had none.
6. Narcissus Ice Follies. Needs no explanation, just shows up every year. Fades perfectly to white and doesn’t have much of a perfume. So I can bring it indoors without offending anyone’s delicate sensibilities!
Those are my Six. Stay safe out there and enjoy visiting gardens around the world while keeping your distance! http://www.thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com