|First there was one, then two .......hellebores|
The rain kept me out of the garden pretty much during our two weeks at home but I thought I might just leave everything alone anyway and let it die back and have a good Spring clear out. I really need to do a big refresh everywhere next year. Most of the garden is five years old now and needs a revamp. I have also pretty much neglected the weeding for a couple of years so that has gone beyond the pale. I can see a big redo coming. This, of course, depends on whether it dries out enough by then to let me do it.
|Click on the picture to spot the aliums|
I took the opportunity to check on the Spalding Plant and Bulb Company's bulbs which they sent me. If you look closely at this pot, you can see the aliums have their heads up and there was one anemone on the way when I arrived and a second one by the time I left. I am pretty sure all the other bulbs are doing fine too as there are signs of the soil being moved under the gravel where they are coming into growth. I am hoping my friends are around when they do there stuff if it is too early for me to see and that they will send me a photo or two. If they do I will pass them on.
The Russian Sage I had from Spalding's looks as dead as a Dodo but I would expect it to - so April will be the deciding time for that.
|Can you spot six different varieties of plants?|
As far as I can tell amongst the weeds the Thompson and Morgan babies are surviving. They haven't put on any growth, but then shoving them out in October wasn't conducive to that. So, again we will see what happens in the Spring.
Roll on next Summer.