March update

by Wendy Syddall

It’s been so good to be able to get out into the garden the past couple of days even for just an hour at a time. I am a fair weather gardener but really miss being able to potter about in winter. I’ve planted some new primulas (pictures below) and discovered by reading the label (something I only really do with unfamiliar plants) that they are scented. It’s a shame they are so low down really! Just as I had finished that task my snowdrops arrived in the post so they too have been planted in small groups. Today I have finally sowed my sweetpeas (a pink and white vintage variety dating back to the 1730s) in my electric propagator, a little late I guess but better late than never.

Here are a few pictures of what’s currently flowering in my garden.

Sorry about the thumb in this picture but it’s the only way I could get the flower to look at me due to its ‘downward facing habit’. It’s a hellebore by the way

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