Springing up

Nepeta and Phlox Cuttings

Spring Displays in the Garden

I was was going to post an update on the progress of the greenhouse. However, intermittent rain showers and the wrong kind of screws has limited progress. It would have been more of a ‘no progress’ report. Instead I’m sharing some images taken at the weekend to fit in with other bloggers showing off their spring displays.

New introductions

The plants purchased last week are settling in really well.  The white Hellebore is looking regal amongst all the fresh green shoots in the border. This shady part of the garden needed something to brighten it up and I think this is really doing the job well. There are a few hours in the early morning when the sun peeks through the cottages and hits this part of the garden and the  flowers can be seen really well against the green backdrop.

 

Helleborus orientalis 'White Lady' from Hill House Nursery
Helleborus orientalis ‘White Lady’ from Hill House Nursery

 

Happy colour-matching accidents

Fresh pink shoots of a Rose emerging in spring
Fresh pink shoots of a Rose emerging in spring

 

The bright new shoots of this rose match the colour of my own hellebore seedling so they sit next to each other in the bed. It’s not a great photo of the rose.

 

Helleborus orientalis (my own hybrid)
Helleborus orientalis (my own hybrid)

 

Seedling update

Propagation continues quietly in the background; these Gypsophila seedlings are coming on well – it looks like I’ll have loads to find room for but they’ll come in useful for the wedding later in the year.

 

Gypsophila elegans seedlings germinating
Gypsophila elegans seedlings germinating

 

Cuttings ahoy!

I’ve moved some Phlox from the shady part of the garden up to the sunnier beds a few weeks ago. My plan is for a more muted palette nearer the house; whites and deep reds. I’m hoping it will start to look more refined and harmonious but time will tell. The brash fuschia-pink Phlox has been banished to what is starting to become a party bed. Having divided the plants I also took full advantage and made some cuttings as well.

 

Nepeta and Phlox cuttings
Nepeta and Phlox cuttings

 

6 thoughts on “Springing up

    1. Thank you. The white one’s came from Hill House Nursery but I’m especially proud of the purple ones since I grew them from my own seeds (even did the pollination myself just as Carol Klein told me to).

    1. Thank you. The white one’s came from Hill House Nursery but I’m especially proud of the purple ones since I grew them from my own seeds (even did the pollination myself just as Carol Klein told me to).

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