The garden has swung into action, rejoicing in recent rain and warmer temperatures. It’s remarkable how rapidly plants grow in favourable conditions such as the ones we are experiencing just now. Today I’m joining in with the Six on Saturday crowd, as always captained by The Propagator. To catch a glimpse of what other people are doing in their gardens all over the world, follow this link.
One: As I’ve mentioned before, there are five ornamental Pyrus trees in our back garden. They were here when we moved in, and I don’t know what species they are, but I suspect calleryana. Four are the same as the photo on the left, with their branches loaded with tufts of flowers like snowballs, whilst the Pyrus on the right is yet to flower. Its petite flowers, like a bouquet for Thumbelina, are poised to open and when they do, they’ll be just as white as the others.
Two: Tulipa clusiana ‘Lady Jane’ is developing into a larger clump from the three I originally planted. When the flowers are finished, and the seed heads have developed, the stems arch over and the seeds plant themselves into the earth. It’s very convenient for the gardener.
Three: Ranunculi seem to be flowering very early this year. I didn’t post photos of them until mid October last year. These white ones are immaculate with their petals frothing like ballerinas’ tutus spotted from the fly tower of a theatre.
Four: Rhodanthemum or Moroccan daisy is one of the earliest plants to flower in Spring. It’s easy to propagate too, and I’m happy to spread more of these around the garden.
Five: Most of my narcissi have been attacked by snails. Why do they eat the flowers and not the leaves? New to the garden this year, Narcissus ‘Thalia’ has pure white fragrant flowers which nod gently in the spring breeze. Beautiful against a cerulean sky, and remarkably unblemished.
Six: A common white iris, one of the earliest to bloom, completes this SoS which, in case you didn’t guess, has a white theme.
Weather today: Misty, then sunny. 2.2 – 20 degrees C
Happy gardening wherever you are.