Welcome to this weeks six on Saturday. Pleased to say the good weather has arrived!. My first tulips are just about to flower and I am sure more will follow soon. I must admit I have been a little jealous of all the pictures of the Tulips on Twitter over the last week but I am sure the wait will be worth it.
I am working this weekend so this weeks SOS will be a quick one. Next week I am on holiday and I am going to make a point of going to Benmore RBGE in Argyll to see the Rhododendrons and walk down the Giant Redwood Avenue. Expect a blog post. I am also planning on going to Branklyn Gardens near Perth to have a look at there Alpine collection. Expect a couple of extra blogs next week.
Here is my six
1. Hepatica Transsilvacia Alba (Liverwort)
I went to a nursery last Sunday that is just 7 miles north of the Scottish Border, jsut inland from the North Sea. Edrom Nurseries, Coldingham, Berwickshire. This has to be one of the best alpine nurseries in the North of the UK. it has a vast selection and specializes in Hapatica’s (Liverwort) with some plants costing £200. I ended up buying 13 plants in total with 2 of them being hepaticas (£6 each), These flowers appeared within 3 hours these exquisite flowers appeared.
2. Sedum Sieboldii
A fantastic plant. Vivid green and cream colours this is going to be a welcome addition to the garden.
3. Clematis looking for sun
I have a random Clematis that flowers every year. I don’t know the variety but every year it comes back. It gets cut back when the man with the power tools cuts the Ivy back in the autumn and just appears. Clematises are wonderful plants and I have about 9 now. This time of year they grow inches everyday and you can see the difference every time I come home from work.
Looks like my Tulips will be open soon. Hurry up will you! I have Tulip envy of everyone down South. By the looks of it they will be worth the wait.
Sometimes the best flowers are the most common ones…nothing common about this Cowslip however….in front of it is a Primula Denticulate
6. Garden taken shape…
As this is my first proper spring since I started taking garden seriously. The garden is taking shape. The clematises are growing continuous, my little gravel garden at the front is taking shape and I am pleased with how things are going. Of course no garden is actually finished you just take care of it and nurture this.
This is my SOS. Enjoy your weekend. As I said I am working this weekend but finishing writing this blog in a new bar in Newcastle and treating myself to Burger and Chips as in full holiday mode Roll on Monday when no doubt the weather will change.
Thanks for reading.