Here be snowdrops …

My snowdrops arrived yesterday! They are wonderful, pot-grown plants from the garden and nursery of De Boschhoeve in Holland. I bought a collection comprising ‘Sam Arnott’, ‘Jaquenetta’, ‘Pusey Green Tips’, ‘Atkinsii’, ‘Viridapice’, ‘Beluga’, ‘Hippolyta’ and ‘Straffan’ – and added in a couple of bulbs of ‘Magnet’ because I couldn’t resist. The kind grower sent me … Continue reading Here be snowdrops …

Rāhui Day 38

Walking down from the Mirror Garden yesterday morning, doing my daily temperature checks over my three thermometers. Stopping at the Vine Terrace. The two vines are leafing out, but there’s not enough shade to sit there yet until it’s cooler in the evening. Then by way of the Iris Garden where all the irises have … Continue reading Rāhui Day 38

Six on Saturday

This is the first time I’ve joined in with The Propator’s Six-on-Saturday meme. It seems a really nifty format to record what’s been going on during the week. I think I can stick to the rules – but need to reduce verbiage! My six this week are mostly NOT pretty. Four are simply ‘problems’ and … Continue reading Six on Saturday

Mostly Irises

One reason I don’t blog more is because I feel I endlessly repeat myself. But the truth is that the garden repeats itself too … there may be more areas developed each season, but the stars (the ones that endure on heavy clay with fierce summer heat) give me more of the same (but better) … Continue reading Mostly Irises

End of Month View: May

May has been a very mixed month. Much wetter than is usual here and temperatures quite cool. Up to 27 degrees centigrade in the garden occasionally, but often not much more than 15 or 17. A mixed blessing. There has been fantastic growth on the plants and I am particularly pleased that my new herbaceous … Continue reading End of Month View: May