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This month has seen quite a change in the garden, mainly in the sudden and rather unexpected acquisition of space because of there no longer being a Summer house chez moi.
I haven’t yet decided what I’m going to do with the space but I’m keeping it simple and cheap since I plan to move next year sometime (hopefully). So the main priority it to get it screened off and presentable – bark or chippings and a seating area. I’m thinking a nice bench or table and chairs.
Anyway, onto the blooms!
Clematis Marjorie and Rubens appear to have survived the digging up and temporary planting in a trough.
Clematis Willy also had to be moved on Saturday morning before the Summer house was taken away. It was growing around one of the pieces of wood on the summer house so I’ve had to cut some of it and it’s just a huge tangled mess of branches so I’ve no idea what’s alive – well some of the buds are drooping so they must be the cut ones but there’s no way I can pull them out of the mass.
I plan to put this on the fence to help screen, along with Clematis ‘blue eyes’ and I’ll plant a load of Willow I forced and have set root in the vases.
Osmanthus is almost in bloom
A Queenie Bumble enjoyed Primula Vulgaris
And some violas
First Daffodil in bloom, the yellow is all blown out, sorry
Anemone Blanda is almost in bloom too, I planted something stupid like 200 under the Cherry tree so there are many more yet to come!
And a white one
Dicentra planted a few weeks ago is doing well, if a little twisted
Another Dicentra, looks to be ‘King of Hearts’ I hope. I’m just happy it’s come up as I assumed I’d dug them up when planting the Anemones.
Primula are beginning to flower in the front and Daffodils don’t look far behind.
Skimmia by the front door continues to tease me!
The last of the crocus are flowering, I don’t think there are many left although I am very disappointed that there’s been a lack of ‘Miss Vain’ compared to last year when I seemed to have so many. They haven’t come out in the front or along the side of the house, hopefully they will eventually bloom.
Snow Bunting hangs on in there, her time is numbered though.
There are a few different coloured Violas flowering, I do like my own hybrid Viola, it’s a much more serene yellow compared to the shop-bought ones that have come back after the snow.
I snipped some of the Forsythia to accompany the Daffodils in a vase
I picked up some more fritillaries yesterday
I also had to pick up a new Fuji Cherry, Kojo-no-mai after the workmen killed mine. It wasn’t even near the fence yet it still pretty much got destroyed. They snapped two of the main branches right down to the stem so I assume disease will get in and finish it off, but I’ve cut it anyway and hope it manages to recover and if it does… Well, then I have two, and I can assure you, that’s no hardship! :)
The Autumn Cherry is in full flow too… I do wish the birds would stop knocking all its blossoms and buds off though! :D