- On May 11, 2015
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Wind….with a side order of gales. Anyone else tired of our spring weather? Yes I know that April was lovely but it was cold….cold and dry – I don’t really feel like I’ve enjoyed any spring weather as yet – I have yet to strip down to a t shirt.
The plants are strangely behind in someways (late narcissus still not blooming yet camassias are all out in time). Rosa Canary Bird has usually flowered by not but not this year, and yet, the rugosas appear to be on track for blooms any day now.
What have I been up to? A sore back from a silly shovelling of topsoil Thursday week ago has slowed me down a little but I’ve got plenty of willing helpers for which I am very grateful.
Last week, I potted on more of the autumn sown perennials: aquilegias, astrantia, thalictrum aquilegifolium, white catananche, pink and white physostegia, nepeta grandiflora Border ballet, purple & white veronica longifolia. The spring sown perennials are also coming on well – agastache Globetrotter, veronica longifolia Pink Shades, also some penstemons and dwarf hollyhocks. Gosh, it’s only at times like this when I start to list what I’ve sown that I start to get quite excited.
Confessions of a plantaholic – a few more plants just fell into my path / hand / bag when I was at Garden Show Ireland last week….polemonium Purple Rain & Henriette, geranium Blue Cloud, epidmedium Warleyense, calamintha nepeta, brunnera Mr Morse, aruncus aethusifolius, mukdenia rossii, filipendula purpurea, lunaria redviva – where am I going to plant them all??!!
Still so much to do….I can feel (another) list starting…where’s my pen?!