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.