This week in my part of Hampshire we have had mild rainy days with some glimpses of the sun. The rain is welcome after a dry start to the year. Not a great lot to show you this week. Plants are showing signs of Spring growth, though, so it’s encouraging.
We have a lot of Bluebells in our garden which were here when we moved in. Many of them are spreading over the driveway, so last summer I relocated those in the gravel, although I see I missed quite a few which are again shooting through the stones. I was surprised this week to spot two bluebells coming into flower in the shady front garden bed.
Next photo is of the first of the wild flowers that I’m planting for the pollinators. Red Campion, I have split this into three since buying the one plant. They were growing fast in the new cold frames, so I have risked planting them in the new flower bed. I am hoping that wild flowers will be frost hardy.
Third photo is of the Ox-Eye Daisy, another one for the pollinators. I unsuccessfully attempted to grow one from a cutting last year. Fingers crossed this one enjoys its spot in the sun.
Fourth photo is of Bird’s-foot Trefoil, a yellow flower which I believe I confused with a weed previously, and pulled it up in past years.
Fifth photo is of Jacob’s Ladder. When I went to buy the Bird’s-Foot Trefoil, I got chatting to chap who was tending the wild flowers and he recommended it. This will have purple flowers.
Sixth photo required some limbo moves to capture as the Hellebores are all hanging down. However, I managed to grab this one of our ‘purple’ ones.
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