The weather is really mixed this month - lots of rain, frost, sun, chilly and warm spells (clothes best layered type weather). Inside, the sun room is filled with seed trays and plants are slowly emerging. However, outside, there are perennials to stake and young plants to protect from slugs.
Left: A store bought stake helps protect the Delphinium from our windy weather and will continue to provide support as it grows into a much larger plant.
|Looks like one of my young Delphiniums has been a feast for the snails! I use slug pellets on emerging perennials - otherwise I wouldn't have any!|
|Other plants get staked with various sticks and twigs.|
|The phlox gets the X Factor to help give it added support.|
|The Aquilegia / Columbine look close to flowering.|
|The native Cherry trees are lovely this month.|
|Before the cherry trees were in flower, I used a few limbs to mark emerging plants so I wouldn't step on them when weeding. Ever end up trampling over your own plants! Anyways, I was surprised to see the sticks had flowered.|
Here's hoping the April showers bring gorgeous May flowers!