- This week was a real mix of weather! We have had hard rains, glorious blue skies, both of them together, and wind so strong that the ferries did not operate at times! In spite of all this, the garden is filled with daily surprises. Sometimes they are pleasant and other times not…as in the branch which fell into my Corylopsis from my neighbour’s yard. No damage though… This was a pleasant surprise!
2. There was hard work in places: Here major digging to make a home for baby clematis Royalty and Clematis Mrs T Lundell. Many rocks were found….
This is a site I use frequently. You may already know it: http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemalphasearch.cfm
3. Here at our front entrance area, a layer of dark mulch was shoveled to suppress weeds.
4. One of the very pleasant surprises were these morel mushrooms which appeared. My husband had them fried up in an omelette!
5. Another surprise was a plant order that arrived very late from the states. I was in agony over the delay, certain that everything inside would be a mushy mess. In fact, I think most everything will survive with patience and decent temperatures. Some of the plants have very white new growth due to the lack of light over the past two and a half weeks! The saga is too difficult and painful to explain…
6. I’ll share here some of the plant highlights in the garden. Chocolate Corydalis (with pale lavender blooms, Clematis Constance (new plant which I grew in my former garden), and Fritillaria persica.
Next is a pink and white Hellebore, variegated Comfrey, Thalictrum Black Stockings beginning to gain height, and a hellebore from our former farm with a white & purple Epimedium which seems to have come along for the ride!
Enjoy your gardens!
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