Sunday, 21 October 2012

A busy weekend in the garden

Planted a few weeks ago, Colchicum 'Dick Trotter' has been looking superb in recent sunshine, flowering a bit later than normal.

It has been 'all go' here this weekend: my parents, Susan and Peter Grimshaw, came to build a run for the bantams, currently boarding with them.

Rama Lopez-Rivera, a Kew Diploma student, very kindly volunteered himself to help in the garden this weekend and did a fantastic amount of digging,

as a consequence of which I could get a lot more bulbs into the ground: a 'mass grave' of snowdrops.

A beautiful (unnamed) hybrid between Crocus speciosus and C. pulchellus. It's nice to see the first of my plants beginning to get going here.

5 comments:

  1. Lucky you having all that help. I hope you treated them to a good lunch.

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  2. Oh, how tremendous! What a lovely weekend to be planting and having great company!!

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  3. You will have to name that bed Timisoara or something like that!

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  4. It is good to have people helping. It actually makes gardening a lot easier. The flowers also look lovely. I hope you will post pictures when what you have there has grown.

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