March has brought longer daylight hours and some great weather! There's been loads to do in the garden this month... from planting potatoes to sowing beans and peas. However, most of my time this month has gone into tidying borders, dividing perennials and mulching. Still much to do - April will be another busy month!
Left and Below: Honesty - first flower spotted on 24th March. Honesty self seeds in the garden. When I first moved into the house I thought Honesty was a weed (it looked weed like) so I removed it when weeding. Then a friend gave me an Honesty plant and over several years it has self seeded and moved around the garden. A great little plant and easy to remove where unwanted.
|Three tulips (late arrivals) will soon be in flower with the Honesty.|
|Crocus have provided super colour in March.|
|The borders are starting to come alive this month.|
Purple flowering Heather in the background along the wall.
|Muscari bulbs seems to be flowering in every paving crack!|
|A splash of colour at the front door. The ivy I pulled from under a hedgerow in the garden.|
|Silverdust with Aubretia both grown from seed last year.|
|Perennials coming up include lupin, columbine, phlox, etc. Looks like I might have a patchy bit to fill.|
|Above and below: the dogwood was cut back this month (about a number 3 in hair cutting terms).|
|Geranium (tall hot pink variety) was divided and moved to various flower beds.|
Sticks stuck in the ground as growing supports.
|Broccoli continues to flower (seems to flower for months on end)!!|