Here we are again, mother’s day and lilac time. More about six on Saturday, the rules and comments on the host’s website http://www.thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com
- I find that plants tend to flower in colour groups. At the moment I have more mauve (usually on the forbidden list) than I care to think about. My first dahlia, naturally, is mauve. More about that another day. The true lilac and the redbud flowering next to each other, a symphony of mauve.
- As I look out on the water, my view is blocked by a showy hedge of lunaria interspersed with mauve tulips.
- The chive blossom is just about ready to join in.
- On a happier note, there’s also a lot of white. I love these little white tulips which might be Maureen. That’s what I call them anyway.
- The Carmine Jewel cherry has outdone itself.
- Sweet Woodruff, always welcome is beginning to flower. A wonderful ground cover, adapting to all locations but easily pulled out when it gets over enthusiastic.
These are my six. My ‘test chillies’ have been in the ground for a couple of weeks and seem pretty happy. Dare I say my average last frost date is May 8th and winter may finally be over?