Today is all about shooting! New shoots, everywhere. As soon as the days begin to lengthen and the skies brighten, plants sense it is time to get started again. This Photinia fraserii ‘Red Robin’ is a good example. It’s just a shame they will get clipped off at the end of April.
My growing collection of Day Lillies (Hemerocallis) is already up and away and I love the lush new foliage.
Roses, roses and more roses! This is their second year so they have only had a light pruning while they are still making roots. Sixteen new bareroot roses were planted last February and, I am relieved to say, they are all still alive!
The fat Wisteria buds are swelling nicely ready to burst into flower in April. This one is Wisteria chinensis ‘Prolific’, a delightful pale lavender blue. Still a very young plant but one which should easily clothe this year’s project, a pergola to screen the south facing patio.
The new shoots of Thalictrum ‘Anne’ which will easily put on 2m of growth by June and display her beautiful mauve flowers, each one with bright yellow stamens which must shine like beacons to the bees,
Early stirrings from the Tree Peonies.
The last remaining Snowdrops holding on for a few more days and welcoming the Chionodoxa (Scilla) under the Silver Birches.
Phlox and Aconitum racing away.
The Sweet Peas sowed last October and pinched out twice to restrain their tendency to get leggy in the greenhouse will hopefully get planted out in two weeks when the clocks go forwards if the weather is kind to us.
Have a great weekend and stay safe.
It’s all happening in your garden , David – delightful!
Hi Carol. Can’t wait to come over to yours again later in the year. Your garden is so beautiful and I have some plants for you too!
Very impressive – the plants seem to be enjoying themselves already.
Hi Ian. It’s funny, despite all the cold, the wind and the rain and frost, hardy plants know when it’s time to come up and get started. I swear they poke their noses up and smell the air!
It’s lovely to see so many shoots, a magical time of the year.
Hi Chloris. Yes it is, and the weather seems to be improving now so we can get out there and enjoy it.
I love sweet peas but only remember to plant the seeds when all the sixers remind me… six months to late
Hi Piglet! It’s never too late to sow Sweet Peas. They will just flower a bit later. Go for it!
Great! I will go and buy some seeds 🙂
Love seeing all your new growth!
Hi Lou. Yes, life in the garden has begun again! We do seem to make life difficult for ourselves! If only we could get rid of this damned virus life would be sweet again. Won’t be long now! Stay safe over there. x