|The mild Winter followed by a very wet Spring has made the garden extremely lush. Most things are growing very well - especially the weeds!|
|Most of the stuff in pots has survived. In fact Fuchsia magellanica alba in the pot on the left was already flowering by the time I got round to pruning it!|
The white flowered shrub is Rhododendron "Sarled" and Erinus alpinus is flowering over the lump of tufa.
|Tiny Iris cristata alba is flowering well in one of the sinks. |
The salmon pink Oxalis obtusa is the only thing flowering on the tufa bed at present (except for the weeds). It will soon disappear for the Summer.
|Many of the bushes, including the pink Cercis siliquastrum, have come on really well.|
|The mild wet Winter really suited Vancouveria hexandra (left) and Asarum hartwegii (right) - and all the weeds as well!|
|The aquilegias are taking over bed 4 at present. The variegated leaf white ones seed true.|
|The Californian irises are also flowering well. They were a collection of unnamed hybrids and vary a great deal in vigour as well as colour.|
The shrubs in the right hand picture are the white Judas tree and Rhododendron "Arctic Tern"
|The Wistaria looks splendid this year. (Usually it is covered in bud just as we get a really sharp frost that zaps the lot.)|
|Now I really must do something about the weeds - it is a bit difficult to see where paths end and beds begin.|
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