It is early May in The Fortnight Garden and the plants are starting to fill out. Some flowers are already going over – time passes inexorably. My Six on Saturday this week is just enjoying what has been achieved and wondering about some tweaks in a week or two!
1.Libertia Grandiflora is one of my favourite plants, and earlier this year I pulled out a lot of loose plantlets from the one enormous bush, and also removed a lot of dead leaves and flower branches. Now it is blooming well, and the cuttings are mainly looking good.
2. The Geraniums are really coming out now and I think they are wonderful! Mayflower, the unknown white sport, and Spessart.
3. Knautia Macedonica has developed mounds of healthy looking leaves and today I have the first flower. They self-seed, even in gravel and are hardy – wonderful!
4. Nepeta ‘Seven Hills Giant’ is starting to flower and I am delighted because it was so crowded by the grasses I thought it was lost.
5. The cuttings are starting to mount up! I have begged pots and used up three bags of potting compost so far, and I am not quite finished. AND I have given away plants!
6. And finally I thought you might like to see a birds-eye view of what is actually quite a small garden!
And so there we are – quite a lot of change in the last month! Early May in The Fortnight Garden is quite rewarding and all we need now is warm evenings so that I can enjoy a glass of wine amidst the flowers. I hope The Propagator will feel I justify my ‘membership’!