I have been digging, clearing and dividing in Suffolk and need a moment to enjoy the colours in the garden. I hope all the bare patches will soon become green and colourful!
The grasses have over-wintered well – I love the Carex Testacea and the Stipa Tenuissisima seem to be flourishing. The stumpy thing is Miscanthus ‘Kleine Silberspinne’, a wonderful, stateful grass which has never let me down. And the leaves are of course bergenia, a plant which I love and which appears to be universally hated – not sure why.
Aren’t these pretty? Iris Lazica
And the Viburnum Sargentii ‘Onondaga’ is promising growth and flowers this year.
At the back ‘terrace’ the daffodils are still flowering, and there is a beautiful fern – Dryopteris Erythrosora? The canes are to support the Anemones which are spreading like weeds. I generally put the stakes in too late, so this year I am ready for their enthusiastic growth. The Dogwoods were a beautiful red but were cut down shortly after this photograph.
It’s looking fabulous Candy…it looked like hard work!
It was incredibly hard work last autumn, when I made most of the changes. This spring I have divided geraniums (Mayflower & Ingwerson’s Variety) and some of the sedums (Indian Chief), weeded, and put down some compost. I have also cut down the grasses, and the cornus. The daffodils have been pretty and the tulips in the tubs should also look good.