Six on Saturday March 23rd 2019

Hello and welcome this weeks SOS.

I am pleased to say that this week the weather has settled down a bit and got warmer and more spring like. I have managed to give a large part of the garden a tidy and thinks seems to be coming along nicely.

This weekend is an on call week so the blog will be a little bit shorter. However I have managed to get today off as I have got a ticket through work for Newcastle Falcons v Sales Sharks today at St James Park in the Chairman Suite….get me….imposter syndrome. So I might be partaking in 1 or 2 beers.

Here is my SOS.

1. Tulip Albion Star second week in a row

I try not to post a picture of the plant 2 weeks in a row unless there is something wrong with it, a continuous narrative or a big change as I think it is lazy. However I took this photo for Twitter and I am pretty pleased with it so I make no apology of any self gratuity!

2. White Primula Denticula

This is the time of year when Primulas fill the garden with colour and new life. Primula Denticulas never disappoint. They just seem to get on with it. They produce multiple flower heads and seem to flower without any effort.

3. Clematis Josephine

All the Clematises seem to be well advanced this year and are sprouting away. I seem to have lost a couple of the cheap ones I bought this year so I am going to have a think over the next couple of weeks if I will get another couple this year.

4. Pulsatilla Vulgaris Rubra

One of my favourite spring flowering plants. Whether is is the vibrant flower, the silvery tinted foliage or the seed head it always looks great at this time of the year. New colours of this plant is on my list and will be heading to the Alpine Nursery next week.

5. Iris Bucharica

A new Iris for me this year this Dwarf Iris is a lovely shade of yellow and white. I might leave these planted in the same pot this year to see how they get on. I usually lift my bulbs but this sometimes can become confusing as I usually use the label.

6. Bergenia Winterglut

This was an absolute star last year in the garden but it is struggling a bit this year. I think I have transferred it in to too much of a damp area. I know that these plants are some of the hardiest plants you can get but It seems to be struggling so I have put it in a pot and put it in more sun.

That is my SOS. I am on Holiday next week so will probably be spending most of it in the garden however I am off to York next weekend on a “cultural” visit around the historic pubs of York and will have a walk around the Museum Gardens. I will be writing my blog earlier next week.

Oh and Spring must be here because I didn’t mention a succulent once this week!

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Until next week goodbye.

24 Comments Add yours

  1. One Man And His Garden Trowel says:

    Okay, I need a red pasque flower now! That primula is lovely. By weird coincidence my sister sent me a picture of that very same variety last week and she couldn’t remember what it was. I’ll let her know!

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  2. fredgardener says:

    Your Albion Star is .. a star ! Lovely picture though.
    As for the pulsatilla, it’s a flower I don’t have yet and looking at yours makes me want to get some. Is it easy to grow? and in winter?

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    1. Yes very easy to grow and it is hardy. You find them all over the Northern Hemisphere.

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  3. cavershamjj says:

    If you buy cheap clams that usually means small. Best to pot them on in a deep pot and grow for a year then plant out. It is good to see the new growth.

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  4. cavershamjj says:

    Clems not clams! Don’t pot your clams, no good will come of it!

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    1. I will carry out your advice and protect my Clams


  5. a colour six and not a daffodil or grape hyacinth in sight 🙂

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    1. Yup I have no grape hyacinths at all and just a few daffodils.


  6. tonytomeo says:

    No succulents, but some rather obscure species nonetheless. I know the genera of all but #4 (which is labeled as a second ‘#1’ here), but I know none of the species.

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    1. Thanks for pointing that out Tony. They are also know as Pasqueflower.

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      1. tonytomeo says:

        Oh, now that is something that I have heard about, . . . . but is still unfamiliar. I have never grown it. I suppose I should be more adventurous.

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      2. Give them a try Tony.

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      3. tonytomeo says:

        I will not be trying anything new this year just because of all that is going on. In the following years, I intend to try more perennials. There are just so many to try though. I have never wanted to grow any more crocus than the common Dutch hybrids that do not do very well here anyway. Now, there are suddenly so many more available. Pasque flower only recently became available in nurseries. I do not even know what it looks like.


  7. The Primula is stunning 😊

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  8. Lovely array of plants – tulip still looking good and I love your pretty white primula. Also that sweet iris. Hope you enjoyed the footie!

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    1. Yes the footie was good although it was actually Rugby:)

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      1. Shows how much I know!

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  9. Heyjude says:

    Primula Denticulas are so lovely! I am sure I planted some a year or so ago, but no sign yet. And the red pasque flower is gorgeous. I am going to have to replant my Belfast sink and one of these might be just what I want. Do they need to be indoors during the winter?

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    1. I don’t think so Jude they seem to be tough little buggers.

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  10. No sedum envy this week then, just the Pasque Flower and the iris!

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