What a mess! This little patch hasn’t had any attention at all for nearly three months and it shows! Nevertheless it has been getting on growing as best it can, and so here are my Six on Saturday in The Fortnight Garden at the beginning of April. My plan for the next weeks was a lot of vigorous gardening but a slippage in my lower back has put that plan on hold. At least I can still hold the camera!
This little plant is hiding away next to the back hedge and under a dogwood. The dogwood has been cut down mercilessly (cuttings stuck in pots as a backup, just in case it doesn’t forgive me) and as a result I can see these pretty flowers.
The quince tree buds are opening and look very pretty. I can’t see the flower buds yet but I am sure they will appear. My heart rather sinks at the prospect of another quince crop at the end of the year as I still have quince jelly from 2016, as well as quince cheese, membrillo. And the Victoria Plum is flowering. I have plum jam from last year, and plums in the freezer. I think now is the time to eat plum crumble! The Conference Pear buds are also considering opening quite soon, as are the Crab Apple buds.
This happy rose is about to burst into flower – we certainly need some cheer!
Pale yellow primroses are so pretty! A bunch grows under the plum tree and there is another patch near the Acanthus. Some pink primroses are hiding under the hedge and a large plant has self-seeded amongst Japanese Anemones.
I like bergenias which I think are not always very popular. I have white ones, Silberlicht, and a deep pink – no idea of the name.
And finally, a BIG job. I planted the Libertia c.8 years ago and have been wondering what I should do. Well, the decision was taken out of my hands when I started tugging at dead leaves and chunks of plant gave way! I will continue tomorrow.
What a lovely day to be posting Six on Saturday in the Fortnight Garden at the beginning of April! I hope The Propagator is happy too!