Starting to garden again

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The garden will be ‘open’ to visitors as part of our Open Weekend in just over three months – scarey! Today was a beautiful day in Suffolk and I have been digging out weeds and cutting back the dogwoods. I couldn’t bear to throw away the beautiful red and yellow branches and so they are side by side in a glass vase.

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The bergenias are a deep maroon; the brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ are starting to develop leaves; the Japanese anenomes are also starting out again –  but the leaves look rather yellow. I have applied bonemeal and perhaps need to add some general fertiliser? There are buds on the hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ and this year I have just dead-headed, rather than cutting hard back. The viburnum compactum buds are swelling and the vinca is flowering – we are getting ready!

Viburnum Davidii getting ready
Viburnum Davidii getting ready
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