Joining in with this popular garden bloggers meme
January marks the beginning of the calendar year but in the garden, it’s as if the starting whistle wasn’t heard. Nothing really changes pre and post Christmas. You get a little more day length but the colder temperatures hold progress back. The new sowing year gets going in February for me so January is typically a waiting month.
That being said, there are signs of a turn in the year: we have our first spring flowers.
I love Hellebores. We did have a pure white form from Hill House Nursery but I’ve yet to see any sign that it has survived our absence from the garden. I need more.
I have deliberately kept the photo small, my photography skills haven’t made it into the new year it seems. This flowering currant got a brutal hacking when we came back to the garden so I’m pleased to see it’s forgiven me and will put on a good show this year.
The black bamboo I have in my large containers remains weedy and sulky. The one in the ground is earning its place better with lovely dark glossy stems.
These little plants seem to be struggling. They come up every year, and I’ve planted more a few years ago to boost their numbers, but they are always short and small so I’m not sure they’re overly happy here.
There’s progress in the lasagne pots. Digging through bulbs when planting in the borders is a real bugbear of mine so instead, I group my spring bulbs all in three large terracotta pots.
The primroses are still flowering but they look a little battered by the storms and frosts we’ve had over the past 4 weeks.
So that’s my Six on Saturday. Please join in to mark the changes in your garden over the year.