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Lyn and Malcolms Garden Blog
The following 2 pictures just about sum up the weather today, showery.
The plants in the garden are about 3 weeks earlier than last year, if you
remember, last year, January and February where the coldest months.
Today has been a mild and quite sunny day, I even mowed the lawns to tidy them
A crocus that shone in the sun above cyclamen
Crocus chrysanthus 'Romance'
Ipheon uniflorum first
Crocus 'Ruby Giant'
Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' gives a heavy scent.
What a difference to the garden in 10 days, take a look at the picture taken 10
days ago, scroll down below to see.
Snowdrops in full flower today, and there were a few showers of soft hail/sleet.
We finished moving and splitting plants in Lyns front garden today. After
planting a few new plants we then top dressed all the garden.
We used a mix of Westland Organic Farmyard manure and any cheap compost. We have
top dressed the garden for the last 10 years, and gradually the height of the
soil has built up, so we can't put too much top dressing on, probably about
The dark top dressing now shows the labels up even more, but the plants are
starting to grow quite fast and will soon hide the labels.
Crocus tommasinianus 'Roseus' in the dappled sun this afternoon.
I am not sure when Hoverflies usually appear in UK gardens, but this one seems
to be an early visitor.
The young leaves of Aconitum carmichaelii 'Royal Flush' emerging from the soil.
Crocus tommasinianus 'Roseus' waiting for the sun to come out to open their
Crocus chrysanthus 'Ard Shenk', a new crocus in the garden this year, it won't
be long till it flowers and a picture can be added to our Plant Guide.
A lone Crocus sieberi 'Sublimis', many more to come.
Well the sun didn't last long, a gloomy day today, drizzle and a strong gusty
wind, same forecast for the weekend. We were hoping to split up some of the
plants in Lyn's garden, like Phlox paniculata and Rudbeckia fulgida Deamii. The
plants we split, end up on our plant stall for sale on open days.
A couple of photographs taken today with flash, because of the low light.
Galanthus nivalis. The longer the weather stays cool, the longer the
flowers will last.
Hooray, the first plants in flower this year, in Lyn's cottage garden, a welcome
The sun showed itself today and gave us a few hours of Spring.
Iris unguicularis will continue to flower for about six
Crocus tommasinianus will flower for a couple of weeks
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