Six on Saturday

Tiny Mint Moth on a nepeta leaf. Just 5mm long and wide but perfect in every miniature detail.

Clematis ‘Guernsey Cream’ at 7am unfurling her flowers to welcome the day. Simply stunning.

Dahlias in the greenhouse and growing rapidly. Overwintered 24 tubers this year in pots of old bulb compost and they have all survived. It’s going to be a fabulous display once I get them into the ground at the end of May.

I love this miniature Euphorbia cyparissias which scrambles through the front of the shrub bed. The intense acid yellow is a bit shouty but certainly livens up the border at this time of year before the aquilegias take over.

Peony flowered tulips with unusual stripey foliage which have been in the border for ten years and come back every year. No idea of the name but I just call them Mabel.

Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft) with Erysimum ‘Parrish’s’ and Ophiopogon (Lilyturf), such a nice combo on the steps and will flower for weeks until the roses take over in June.

Got to dash, the sun’s out and I’ve got a million things to do in the garden!

Have a great weekend

David