Monday, 29 April 2013


It is such a busy time now, still sowing seeds, pricking out seedlings, potting on seedlings, planting out seedlings and planting direct. Oh then of course the never ending clearing beds and pots of all the weed seedlings. But to be honest we love it,the daily checking to see what is emerging next,checking that there are no slugs or snails chewing away at out prized possessions. Are there roots at the bottom of the pot? Does it need pricking out or potting on already? How much water are we giving everything? We must also remember to stand back and look at everything and enjoy it all, so here are a few things amongst all the doing!!  that I am enjoying

Hermodactylus Tuberosa a lovely shiny deep brown, almost black, lovely papery white flower with the lip outlined yellow. They are a bit wind battered in the top picture ,this was to show how they bulk up when happy. They are in a sunny position and they don't like to be crowded so sit at the base of a standard Holly  tree.

Echium Webbi,
As you can see it is in the greenhouse, it does go outside when it gets warmer but has flowered later than usual even in the greenhouse.
This is our forced rhubarb

Which gave us a lovely pudding along with a heart!!!!!

Conference Pear blossom out today, I was hoping it wouldn't come out yet as I know we are expecting more frosts,  none of the other fruit trees are quite there yet so fleece will be at the ready.


  1. Hello flowerlady ~ Your Echium Webbi is very pretty. I love blues and purples in my gardens.

    Have a great week and I hope the frost expected does not cause any harm to you fruit trees.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog.

    FlowerLady Lorraine

    1. Thanks,I also love blues and purples and do try to put other colours in the garden,I have fingers crossed as we are forecast -3 tonight!!!1

  2. It certainly seems like all systems go at the moment and not enough hours in the day to fit it all in. Have never come across any reference to hermodactylus tuberosa before. It looks most intriguing so off to research forthwith :)

  3. It's often the case that we're so busy at this time of year that we just forget to stand back and take a good look at things. None of my fruit trees have blossom yet, which is probably just as well.

  4. So far we have been ok frost wise so still keeping fingers crossed