Very quick SoS today.
We’re in the city for a few days and the weather is astonishing – twenty degrees and the garden is so confused. And dry…
So here’s my swift six from the Matchbox:
Firstly my spring crocus – Art Schenck – have burst through the soil. Bit early, I think.
One of the many primroses that have begun blooming after a summer sleep and a rather lengthy battle with snails.
The first of my orange, black and white tulips (which I haven’t labellled and which I think was such a big mistake!) have broken the soil. Again, too early.
The auricula pups that I separated from the parent plants up the coast have survived. Hurrah.
‘Clematis Unknown But Striking’. In flower as the rest of the vine begins to shoot. See what I mean about climate change and confusion?
Finally, a selection of primula seedlings and lobelia which I plant seasonally in the gaps of the winter garden for some light reflection on dark winter days (if they ever come). And at the far end, some grey, speckled white and black hellebores from a rare hellebore grower called Post Office Nursery. All my hellebores come from them.
And that’s it from me.
Don’t forget SoS at Mr.P’s blog – nothing like garden tours every weekend.
Good news for the auricula pups ! They are so pretty flowers…
I’m pleased, Fred. Would love to grow more.
Well done with the Auricula, I love when you get extra plants for free 😉 I would happily send you some of our rain, we have had more than enough x
This is such an odd autumn. It’s actually been better and more settled than summer.
Seedlings looking very healthy and that clematis is stunning.
It’s a lovely clematis – very big flower. Wish I could remember its name.
What a good idea to plant all the auricula pups together, saves all the individual watering, and less likely to get water logged, a sure killer.
They seem to do well. I’ve tried it before in this tub and they grew so well, I had to divide them. It may be they like the position which is in cool shade.
The Clematis is a nice one. Nice to see all the Auriculas doing well – such lovely plants!
I love auriculas. Would love to grow more.
The soil in your pots looks amazingly good!Its no wonder those little crocuses are emerging.
Hi Padraig. It is beautiful soil. We buy it in bulk for the whole garden – it’s called a super veggie mix.