Saturday, 8 January 2011

Back into the garden

Berkheya multijuga
For the first time in what seems like months I've had chance to get into the garden and carry on with cutting down - at least for two hours in the afternoon. It enabled me to get all the old hellebore leaves removed, and the most offensive of the standing perennial stems (i.e. almost all). There's a lot more to do, but the garden looks very much better for it. What is nice, on getting down among the plant bases, is to see all the signs of new growth that are developing - progress has been rapid in the past frost-free week. Hellebore buds are coming on well, and the first curves of Eranthis stems are visible, backing out of the ground. A few pictures of new growth and burgeoning buds are below.

Hellebore leaves, on and off the plants

Euphorbia cv. (reversion from 'Blackbird')

Corydalis anthriscifolia - how did these leaves cope with -15?
Saxifrages

Primula 'Amy Smith'


1 comment:

  1. What an exciting experience!/Hilarious! Delightful! True!/wonderful stuff! thank you!
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