|Aquilegia (Columbine) - soon to flower.|
This week (in between rain, sun, gales and hail stones) I can see plants have emerged from their sleep and the race is on to see what plants turn out bigger and better than last year... well, that's my hope anyway.
Looking around the garden it's great to see plants have survived the wet conditions we had earlier in the year. There was quite a bit of water lying over the Winter as snow melted and with clay soil I've areas in the garden with poor drainage and this makes for unhappy plants. I've wondered if I would have casualties this year; I think there will be a few.
Here are a few photos of things to come... always nice to see perennials emerging and signs of Spring / Summer flowers.
|Above: Delphinium with sticks around to support it as it grows.|
|Ferns awake from their sleep and stretch upwards.|
|Above: The masses of green plants around the roses are Poached Egg Plant which will soon flower and continue to self seed.|
|I love seeing hosta emerge - the snails seem to like these plants too and are sure to be making dinner plans!|
|Fennel, grown from seed last year, is growing rapidly and will reach about 2 feet tall this Summer.|
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