A very mixed day so far. I woke early to the sound of rain on the skylight which didn’t bode well for the plans I had for getting into the garden. However, by the time I’d filled up with breakfast the rain had eased so I was able to venture out. The morning has been spent mainly turning over the earth in the front garden; I have a very handy long handled fork for this sort of work which lets me get around the plants without disrupting them, whilst also allowing me good leverage to really get into the soil and give it a good airing. There’s nothing like newly dug earth.
Weeds, which are already suprisingly big, have been removed and I also dug out some small, self sown Digitalis and Pulmonaria. These will be nurtured and planted out later in the year. Having done this, and with a break in the cloud, I grabbed the camera and took a few pictures of plants that are starting to sprout and bud. Below are a few of the things I found:
The following shot is of an Allium, of which I’ve planted three varieties this year: Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’, Allium Cristophii and Allium giganteum.
It may not look much at the moment, but I do admire the strenght of the shoots and the coloured tips; in a few weeks the Alliums, poppies, and Delphiniums will form a wonderful display.
I can’t finish without showing a bud from my favourite rose, ‘Munstead Wood’. The flowers are of course amazing but I also love the rich colour and complexity of the shoot and to know that it holds so much potential!