After last week’s lovely sunny days, the weather has changed, with rain, strong winds and general greyness about. In the UK there is a saying that ‘March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb’, and as September is March down here (well…kind of…). I will keep that saying in mind and hope for more lamb like days in a couple of weeks. Anyway, thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens. Check out the participant guide if you want to join in.
First up, the daffodils took quite a battering this week with all the wind and rain, but there is still a lovely display to see from the window.
At number two, other bulbs, with lots of crocuses still popping up and a few more muscari. Or rather, only the blue muscari have shown any signs of life. I had planted both blue and white, but so far only the blue ones have pushed their heads up above the soil. Fingers crossed that at least one white one appears.
At number three, the magnolia, because we might as well enjoy it while we can. You can see we still have a decent display of camellias as well. Oh yes…and the grey skies…
At number four, well, hellebores again, which look lovely even in the grey weather. A side note: I’ve spotted my first agapanthus, a white one, on my walk to work. Seems a bit early, but the season is getting closer.
Two nasturtium flowers have appeared. I have ordered some more seeds of different varieties, so I am hoping to feature more in the months to come.
To finish, moving indoors as it is not a day to be outside, and a picture of the orchid I bought a few weeks ago. The flowers are quite stunning, and brighten up the days when I work at home.
So that’s it for me this week. As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world. Hope you are all well and enjoying your gardens in whatever the season is with you.
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