Six on Saturday. 26 February 2022

43 thoughts on “Six on Saturday. 26 February 2022”

  1. Excellent x

    On Sat 26 Feb 2022 at 10:32, Garden Dreaming at Châtillon wrote:

    > Cathy posted: ” View down over the Rose Walk with newly trimmed yew hedge > So now I go back to normality, after having two years with my husband at > home. Once again, a large garden and nobody else but me to tend it. I’ve > lost my stamina (through lazing about and havin” >

  2. The frosty hedge backed with dogwood is delightful, Cathy. Interesting to see your primrose do well in clay. Perhaps I can give them a try here in that case. Have a good week.

    1. Yes do – you know, I did purchase that wonderful Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’ that you showed on your blog. Unfortunately the plants were too small and died when they arrived – still mourning them! But will try again.

      1. Ah, that’s a shame about the baptisia. Hope the next one makes it. I have lost several before finding a spot it liked. No sign of mine yet but it is a bit early.

  3. So love seeing your winter views of the garden, giving one hope for spring. Everything always looks beyond hope this time of year, but you seem to have a good grip on getting it tidy. Looking forward to seeing it once it all greens up.

  4. Your dogwoods really stand out very nicely. I would love to be able to grow them like you but the garden is too small here. The stems when trimmed back can be used for attractive stakes for the perennials later in the season.

    1. Yes – I have the yellow cornus stems marked out for pea sticks! Sometimes I use the lime on the pleached specimens you can see on my header, but they are not really long enough or branched enough to use this year.

  5. How lovely to visit your garden again, looking very pretty in the frost. Epimedium versicolor ‘Sulphureum’ is a lovely colour. I cut my leaves back in January – I hope that wasn’t too soon, but last year I left it late and it was hard work avoiding cutting the new flowers.

    1. I also left mine too late last year (busy admiring the wonderful colour!!!) As I’ve done frequently in the past. Now I think end Feb/ beginning March is about right.

    1. Ah yes – I so relate to that. I think it’s structure. My structure tends to disappear later in the season – back to the child without the haircut!!!

    1. Oh yes, I love those stems too. Sometimes I’m sorry to see them go when the foliage comes in. Everything always seems ‘easy’ in January & February!!!

  6. Welcome back (again)! Having a ‘tidy’ garden is very much harder with a garden the size of yours, but worth the effort to show off the unique structure. I am glad you are finding more stalwarts that don’t mind the clay soil

    1. And lovely to hear from you too, Cathy. I do often think of you all on Monday morning and sneak around reading your posts from time to time! I keep thinking – oh, that might be nice for Cathy’s meme. And then don’t do anything!!!!

  7. I’m always glad to see your posts, the exciting things which you manage in your garden plus excellent photo skills consistently make for a good adventure. Your snowdrops are really coming in, and the yew hedge works beautifully in that space!

    1. Thanks so much – increasingly I feel I’ve nothing much new to report, so always good to get positive feedback! (And if I say I always enjoy your posts as well will it sound like too much back-scratching?!!!)

      1. Back scratch as much as you like, it’s nice of you to say that, but your talent really shows as the garden develops.

  8. I’m amazed by your lovely corner of France. Your photos invite a stroll – bundled up and cozy, of course. Viburnums are vastly unappreciated here in the U.S. but I mean to change that here at Coppertop! Have a beautiful week, Cathy.

  9. Lovely to get a glimpse of your little paradise after what seems like a long time. Your place always looks magical in the particular light and the setting. I probably would be daydreaming instead of getting anything done. You‘re so right about things being slow to establish in clay soil. Same here and in summer it‘s so hot that it comes to a standstill but can‘t have it all and when things finally settle or fall into place one is all the happier. Mind you, I‘m really appreciating plants that do it all one their own now. Happy March days🌱

    1. ‘Appreciating plants that do all on their own’ … so true. Am increasingly drawn to perennial veg as well (the soil here doesn’t like leafy veg very much, but I adore them!). Have a lovely week!

  10. I’m with you on the clean-up. It really is no fun when it’s all a soggy mess. I love that beautiful, warm, golden light in your frosty photos. Just magical!

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