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The last week in the garden.


The weather has been very variable this week with gorgeous blue skies one minute and dull cold grey skies the next. I have been steadily working my way round the garden but still quite a bit to go.
I had started the triangular bed [last blog] and did another couple of days there, moving a rose and planting a small burnet rose that I grew from seed 2 yrs ago. The seed came from Kenfig Nature reserve near Port Talbot S Wales.

This is the bit still to do in this triangular bed.

Paeonia lutea is at the far right at the gate and there are lots of buds present. In the first photo the paeonia is just missing off the right side.

I then spent a few days pottering in the greenhouse and doing housework.
Today I went down the side of the house and tidied the bed on the left. The wrought iron railing/gate had been covered with Clematis cirrhosa which i removed 3 weeks ago.

I had the company of several blackbirds when weeding this bit and I left the loose moss for them to take for their nests.

I really must remember to cut back the old Epimedium foliage but i have left it just a little too late. The new foliage on this one [Black Sea] is furry.

This is the flower, reddish sepals with pale peachy inner sepals and true petals.

One of my favourite Narcissus is Jetfire, a cyclamineus form. I started out with just 5 bulbs but over the years i must now have 5 or 6 clumps of this as they bulk up really well.

We are forecast for rain tomorrow according to the BBC so I doubt I will be out there.

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Very nice selection of pics....particularly like the one of the pioneer, the Narcissus looks beautiful

27 Mar, 2021


looking good SBG with lots of upcoming good healthy plants. forecasted better weather to start then damn cold again . Like that fury foliage SBG

28 Mar, 2021


You’ve been busy, Eileen. All looks very organised and ready for the next stage. Are you planning to replace the clematis with something else? Love the deep, strong colouring on the narcissus.

28 Mar, 2021


Lots going on in your garden.. Well done on growing the Burnet Rose from seed. 😁

28 Mar, 2021


I was interested too Kate whether Seaburn was going to replace the Clematis. I attacked mine which was growing up a lamp-post, might have been a vicious in hindsight but hopefully it will re-invigorate it! I love those little daffs too and my garden is a mass of yellow with those and Tete-a-tete.

28 Mar, 2021


You have been working hard Seaburn, a great selection in your garden, I really don't know how you manage to remember all the names, especially at this time of the year when new growth is emerging everywhere..Its a quick trip down to the g'house for me and then back into the warm...

28 Mar, 2021


The main stem is still in the ground and there are some shoots forming so the Clematis isn't dead its just severely cut back. It was getting up to the roof again and OH isn't as careful in cutting things back.
I had to look up some of the names as i do forget them.

28 Mar, 2021

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