This week has been hectic and if when I woke up this morning it hadn’t been blatantly obvious that spring had arrived, I might have felt a little worn out. But today my winter coat wasn’t necessary when out walking with Ollie and yesterday I actually sat outside on one of our benches in the garden – in the sun, warm and happy – Spring!
My six this week is varied – I’ve already posted about hellebores this week, but I did miss one interesting plant out of the mix and as it is such a hard worker, today it’s the first:
Helleborus foetidus self seeds true to form, prolifically in our garden. It is also known as stinking hellebore, but try as I a might, I just can’t detect any unpleasant aroma. For me it is a welcome plant with a really excellent quality, not only does it look good, its dense habit suppresses weed growth..
This lovely crocus is sitting in a pot outside our back door, another smile inducing beauty and a sure sign of spring.
The purple leaved cherry, prunus cerasifera Nigra is one of the first to flower and it’s surprising that there are any flowers left – birds, particularly wood pigeons feast on the emerging buds – they seem to think they’ve been invited to a banquet!
I’d completely forgotten planting this vibrant blue primula last year – but it’s back and making itself known, standing out in crowd of green foliage in the spring border.
I can’t not include a couple of pictures showing the results of some hard work carried out by members of our golf club this week. The greens staff have such a huge job maintaining the course, particularly after the unprecedented rainfall during autumn and winter, so a group of us rolled our sleeves up and got to work on paths and flower beds – enjoyable and productive!
That’s my six for this week – happy springtime all!
I’d recommend a visit to the home of SoS for more at: https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/six-on-saturday-a-participant-guide/