Today is Mothering Sunday .
The clocks went forward last night.
All this adds up to Spring.
Even though I have been laid up with a virus all week I ventured into my garden.
I have four pots of Tulips of all colours. Two of Anemone Blanda and Daffodils.
The various colours of hellebores in the garden are a delight.
Fritillaria adorn the borders along with grape hyacinths. Finally chinadoxa and leucojum give slashes of interest.
It was worth spending some time thinking about Spring last Autumn and planting bulbs.
Why not get out into your garden and sample the delights.
Great London Plant Fair: 1-2 April
Malvern Spring Show: 8-11 May
Chelsea flower Show: 20-24 May
Hampton Court Flower Show: 8-13th July
London Open Gardens weekend: 14-15th June
Book your tickets and cheer your self up!
The Nottingham Hardy Plant Society last night welcomed Tom Hart Dyke as this year’s special speaker.
I was captivated from the moment he opened his mouth!
First he described how his grandmother introduced him to plants.
He then became a plant hunter.
During one of his trips to South America he was held captive for nine months.
Luckily he was released and now recounts the tale.
We all need to have contact with people like this.
Their enthusiasm helps us all.
I have spent a hard week designing a garden.
This talk did me a lot of good.
Gardeners are such friendly people!